The leader of the 2015 Patel agitation for reservation, Hardik Patel's growing proximity with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has caused unease in the BJP camp. "But I am not anxious at all about such tactics", Patel told reporters.
The four-minute video clip, which can not be substantiated by dailybhakar, carries a timestamp of May 16, 2017. While Hardik Patel termed the video as a "dirty trick" of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling party of Gujarat said it has nothing to do with the alleged sex cd. "What can one expect from those who earlier released similar CD of Sanjay Joshi". He also denied that such maligning practice was initiated by the BJP against its own leaders in the past. BJP has done this before and will continue doing this even in the future. He predicted that BJP might release a "fake sex CD" to win the Gujarat Elections and called it a "typical" BJP move. Gujarat women should wake up and do something against random people using videos like this. Hardik says that the video uploaded from some foreign location is morphed one. "I am a man, I am not impotent". He went to Manali and I have all the records and audio clips.
On the other hand, the BJP Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, "It is a shameful incident in public life". The firebrand leader may have taken the entire episode in his stride but it created a political maelstrom with diverse reactions from the political class. Sardar Patel Group's Lalji Patel, which like PAAS has been working for Patidar reservation via an apolitical movement, said: "Hardik has fallen in this trap due to his immaturity".
The Congress, in turn, has supported Hardik and slammed BJP for the videos. This video clip appears to have been tampered with. "The six crore people of Gujarat are with me". Following the leak, Twitter went insane with posts.