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Gujarat elections: Mevani writes letter supporting Hardik Patel, says tapes show how low politics and politicians can stoop

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani even slammed those who trolled him on social media, inquiring when his ‘CD’ will be released

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: November 15, 2017 2:05 pm
Hardik Patel, Hardik Patel sex tape, Jignesh Mewani, Hardik Patel video, Hardik Patel viral video, Hardik Patel CD, Gujarat Assembly Elections, Gujarat polls, india news, indian express news Jignesh Mevani first backed Hardik Patel on Monday after the first video surfaced. File Photo

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Wednesday wrote an open letter supporting Hardik Patel over controversial videos that show the Patidar agitation leader in the company of women. Mevani put up the letter on his Facebook page and circulated it on WhatsApp.

“These tapes show how low politics and politicians can stoop. The entire machinery is trying to silence the voice of a 24-year-old leader. During elections, BJP should focus on issues like the promises they have fulfilled that was laid out in the 2012 manifesto, and not sex videos,” wrote Mevani.

Two videos of the Patidar Anamant Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader have gone viral. In one video, a man resembling Hardik is seen with an unknown woman in “a hotel room”. In the other video, which went viral on Tuesday, a Hardik lookalike is seen relaxing on a bed with two men and a woman.

“This is a shame for Gujarat and the country. The six crores Gujaratis should understand that the people who can ensure that the police, senior IPS officers and secret service can spy on a single woman for ‘saheb’ (Modi), then they can surely enter the bedrooms of people and keep a check on them,” wrote Mevani. The Dalit leader was referring to a 2013 case when then state home minister Amit Shah was accused of misusing his powers and police machinery for illegal surveillance of a young woman in August 2009 at the behest of his “saheb”.

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Mevani first backed Hardik on Monday after the first video surfaced. Taking to Twitter, Mevani said, “Dear Hardik Patel, don’t worry. I am with you. And right to sex is a fundamental right. No one has right to breach your privacy.”

Mevani even slammed those who trolled him on social media, enquiring when his “CD” would be released. “Sathio, Facebook ke inbox me messages mat bhejo ki tumhara CD kab aayega ! Jab aaye tab dekh lena… Hahaha (Friends, don’t inbox me asking about my CD…you’ll get to know when it will be there),” Mevani tweeted.

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On Tuesday, the PAAS convenor said the videos were morphed. “New techniques are being used by them (BJP) to ensure that saheb (Modi) does not lose in Gujarat,” he had said.

While Hardik has maintained that if the Congress clarified its stand on quotas for the Patels, he would back the party in the December 9 elections. Mevani has not formally joined the Congress, but has said he would work in its favour for the assembly elections.

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    zion yahud
    Nov 17, 2017 at 4:35 am
    first of all jignesh mewani is not a dalit leader, heful , e is another mushroom just doing a paid role by pak isi and pongress to get few votes , they paid him 20 crore as per ground reports to approach villagers and spread lies about reservations and distract the public to make way to the great pappu who can make gold out of potatoes , be careful , your girlchild is more important than this flyby night leaders ias good for nothing gandus , for money he is siding with world's most stupid politician the rahul pappu and his mulla agenda team , stay with BJP , dont let your future of the state go in vain , congress is nothing but bunch of chors and looters , 70 years they made their 200 generations settled and still craving for public funds , chase the jihadi congress and fake dalit ias with knife and vote for BJP
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      zion yahud
      Nov 17, 2017 at 4:28 am
      8000 hindu and xtian girls of 16-22 age group in kerala nd west bengal are being kidnapped and converted forcefully by isis gangs and getting married to mullas , this girls are lured with phones, money, and love and then threat , all girls fall pregannt and then they are stuck , their parents are also threatened with death when they go to polica, in gujarat this muslim agenda is not working and this leftist anti india news paper is helping the pongress har fake teams to distract public from development and split few votes to give advantage to the jihadis, be very careful, your sister and daughter is more important than anything in this world
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        zion yahud
        Nov 17, 2017 at 4:21 am
        learn from kerala and kashmir and bengal , hindus are chased out and being attacked at home and hindu girls are being victims of love jihad and even the court is supporting the is jihadis , this condition will worsen with muslims playing their card with collaboration to the global jihad fund from saudi , be very careful of this fake media campaign to promote this fake leaders and split votes and make gujarat also a kashmir or bengal where mullas are implementing the global islamic agenda , be very careful my dear gujaratis
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          zion yahud
          Nov 17, 2017 at 4:18 am
          what a joke , a million leaders are mushrooming in Gujarat just for last 3 months and all sikkular media is active in undermaining the total development done by bjp fpor 15 years , they are working 24/7 to put the loot congress back to power with dalit muslim patidar formula , this is called division of india , the same dalits will suffer , congress is just muslim power , once in power congress will be with muslims because they know how to play the agend games , gujarat will become a paradise for love jihad and isis and pak propoganda again , so if gujaratis want syria then vote for mulla congress otherwise stick to BJP
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            joseph
            Nov 16, 2017 at 6:01 pm
            Now at least, voters should rethink before voting for narendra modi! This is height of ugly politics. As it is bjp has the trait of snooping! But it should have learned lessons and should have quit the habit! But people have now fully recognised the deceit, treachery, cheat of bjp. While on the subject and away from the theme, may I invite readers to view my video - Homage to Pandit Nehru by p g joseph - in . I shall appreciate if readers could mark their like/dislike on the video. Thank you readers.
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              zion yahud
              Nov 17, 2017 at 4:09 am
              EDA JOSEPH THAYOLI , ninte ammede koodi , patti poori mone , achaya , nee keralathil matham nokki vottu cheythittu gujarathil oompan vannathano , maire , gujarath is clever , your conversion business in india is over , pack your communal bags and follow your conversion masters to USA , PATTI PAANEEDE MONE
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                zion yahud
                Nov 17, 2017 at 4:38 am
                joseph , you live in a lie called jesus and u have a problem with modi , thayoli , malayali mara , poyi oopeda panneede mone
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