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Gujarat elections LIVE updates: Controversial video is BJP’s ploy to ensure Modi doesn’t lose polls, says Hardik Patel

"New techniques are being used by them (BJP) to ensure that saheb (Modi) does not lose in Gujarat," Hardik Patel said on Tuesday

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Gujarat election campaign Congress leader Ashok Gehlot greets a voter in Naranpura of Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (Express photo/Javed Raja)

With less than a month left for the Gujarat elections, the BJP and Congress have ramped up their poll campaigns. While BJP has begun its six-day ‘Gujarat Gaurav Maha-Sampark Abhiyan’, Congress has too taken a leaf out its book and launched a door-to-door campaign on Tuesday. State Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki and the party’s Gujarat affairs-in-charge Ashok Gehlot kicked off their campaign from BJP chief Amit Shah’s bastion of Naranpura in Ahmedabad, while party vice-president has been continuing his ‘Navsarjan Yatra’ in the state – this is his fourth leg.

Meanwhile, the state Election Commission on Wednesday barred BJP in Gujarat from using the word “Pappu” in an advertisement, calling it “derogatory”. “Pappu” is mainly used by BJP to ridicule Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.

However, what has grabbed national spotlight is the release of a CD allegedly showing Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel with a woman. On Tuesday, more videos surfaced on social media purportedly showing Patel “drinking” in company of a girl and three other men. The PAAS convenor has said the videos were morphed. “New techniques are being used by them (BJP) to ensure that saheb (Modi) does not lose in Gujarat,” he said on Tuesday.

Gujarat elections LIVE updates:

5.00 pm: The Congress Central Election Committee meeting, to select candidates for Gujarat Assembly Elections, has been postponed to Friday.

1.00 pm: Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani writes open letter supporting Hardik Patel over controversial video

10.50 am: Election Commission has barred BJP in Gujarat from using the word “Pappu” in an advertisement, calls it “derogatory”. Read full story here: No ‘Pappu’ in Gujarat election advertisements: Election Commission tells BJP

7.49 am: BJP to continue with its ‘Gujarat Gaurav Maha-Sampark Abhiyan’. The Congress too has launched a door-to-door campaign from Tuesday

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    Nov 15, 2017 at 9:53 pm
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    1. R
      Nov 15, 2017 at 6:16 pm
      What happens if he goes to cops, they will check what he was drinking, which was most likely beer in dry alcohol.
      1. R
        Nov 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm
        Dry gujrat
      2. R
        Nov 15, 2017 at 6:14 pm
        From today thanks to modiji there would be only 5 percent GST on eating out, no other taxes. Thank u modi, gabbar singh has been tamed
        1. Girish Phalke
          Nov 15, 2017 at 6:07 pm
          Then why don't you go to police and prove that this CD is not authentic??? Put defamation case against these people and let truth comes out... why are you hesitating to go to police???
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            Susanta Basu
            Nov 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm
            All this fellow do only grab money and have and then says that it has surfaces because without surfacing of it BJP cannot win. Most ingenious logic to hoodwink public for their misdeeds
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