Patidar leader claims BJP offered him Rs 1 crore to join their party

WION Web Team
Gujarat, India Published: Oct 23, 2017, 02:56 AM(IST)

He said that he will return the sum of Rs 10 lakh as it is not earned from hard work, it is the result of corruption. Photograph:( ANI )

Two days after Reshma Patel and Varun Patel, close aides of Hardik Patel from the Patidar community joined Bhartiya Janata Party, Patidar leader Narendra Patel has accused BJP of bribing him to join their party.  

Narendra Patel said he was offered Rs 1 crore to join the BJP in Gujarat. He added that he has already received Rs 10 lakh in advance. 

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Patel further said that he does not want the money. He joined the protest for the Patidar community and not for any political ambitions.

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 He said that he will return the sum of Rs 10 lakh as it is not earned from hard work, it is the result of corruption. 

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He clarified that Varun Patel took him to a meeting where it was discussed that he will be given Rs 1 crore. He received the amount of Rs 10 lakhs from Varun Patel.  

Varun and Reshma Patel joined BHP ahead of the assembly elections in the state. The leaders justified their alliance with the party by saying that BJP has assented to their demands and will assist them in their fight for the Patidars.

Responding to the allegations put by Narendra, Varun said the Patidar community is again coming together with the BJP for their benefits, he also joined the party for the same. Varun blamed the Congress party for creating controversies.

He also added that Narendra should have conducted the press conference after taking Rs 1 crore, why did he call the press conference after taking 10 lakhs?

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Recently, Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakur also joined Congress.

He assured that Hardik Patel will be working with the Congress to defeat BJP.

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