'Investigate allegations of BJP offering bribe to Patidar leader'

Patidar community leader Hardik Patel. Courtesy ANI news
Patidar community leader Hardik Patel. Courtesy ANI news
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24 October, 2017

The Congress vice president is visiting poll-bound Gujarat today, where he is expected to meet Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani. "He then took me to a room and handed over a bag of Rs 10 lakh cash as token and promised to pay me Rs 90 lakh tomorrow after a party function which I was required to attend", he said.

Taking dig on BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that he keep reminding his father to check my bank account whether Rs 15 lakh have been deposited in it or not.the money has got deposited, not in our account but in the account of Jay Shah who is the son of BJP national president Amit Shah. "It will never be bought", Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter referring a claim by Patidar leader Narendra Patel.

"Heard about Rs. 1 crore offer by BJP to Narendra Patel, I'm upset".

The BJP rubbished his charges and said it was a "drama" staged at the behest of the Congress. However, the Congress never held such talks, as they were not committed. He is scheduled to take part in OBC "Navsarjan Janadesh Mahasammelan" rally in Gandhinagar, where OBC leader Alpesh Thakor will join the party.

Though the whereabouts of the meeting are not known as for now, but these closed-door meeting can completely change the course of politics in Gujarat if the Patidars extend their support to Congress, which is quite possible after the recent incident of trying to buy the Patidar leader.

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The Congress spokesperson has also demanded a judicial enquiry on the claims made by the Patidar leader Narendra Patel. "He will meet when Rahul Gandhi visits from November 1-3 again", Dinesh told ANI. "I might have differences with Hardik Patel but our ultimate goal is same", said Sawani.

In response to the that hardik Patel said that people are with the issues which we are fighting for the community not with the persons associated with it, no matter how many people may come and go but the fight for right will continue.

Nikhil said that he might have had some differences with Hardik Patel, but both of their stands was for the same cause and that is reserved for the Patidars.

He also claimed that Patidar leader Varun Patel, who joined the BJP on Saturday evening, facilitated his turning toward the ruling party of the state.


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