Gujarat is priceless, can never be bought: Rahul Gandhi after Narendra Patel’s bribery claims
October 23, 2017
A day after Patidar leader Narendra Patelclaimed he was offered Rs 1 crore as bribe to join the BJP, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said Gujarat can never be bought. In a tweet, the 47-year-old leader said, “Gujarat is priceless. It has never been bought. It can never be bought. It will never be bought.”
Patel, a local convenor of Hardik Patel’s Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), on Sunday held a late night press conference, where he spread out bundles of Rs 500 notes amounting to Rs 10 lakh before the media and claimed that the money is the “advance” he received from the BJP. He claimed the party has promised him Rs 1 crore. He went on to allege that newly joined member of the party, Varun Patel, took him to meet state president Jitubhai Vaghani and offered him the “token” cash.
“Varun took me around in Gandhinagar and then took me to Shree Kamalam office of the BJP and introduced me to Jitubhai Vaghani and some ministers. 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.(Agencies)