A day after Patidar leader Hardik Patel denied reports of his meeting with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in a five-star hotel of Ahmedabad, CCTV footages have emerged showing the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader believed to be met Gandhi. The CCTV footages show Patel entering room number 224 of Ummed Hotel in Ahmedabad at 12:07 pm and coming out of it at 01:56 pm. This is being said that both leaders met in the room no. 224 in the hotel.
Hardik, however, once again denied that he met with the Congress leader and wondered how CCTV footage of the hotel, where they were staying, got leaked. He said that he was considering legal action against those who were behind the leaking of the footage.
Dinesh Patel, an aide of Hardik, told India TV that the Patidar leader had met Rahul Gandhi’s personal assistant (PA) and Congress' in-charge for Gujarat Ashok Gehlot.
The 24-year-old Patidar leader had on Tuesday said that he had met Gehlot but denied reports of a meeting with Gandhi. In a tweet, Patel said that he will make the news public whenever he meets the Congress vice president.
"I did not meet Rahul Gandhi but whenever I will meet him, will go to meet him after declaring it to whole Hindustan. We will meet during his next Gujarat visit. Bharat Mata Ki Jai," Hardik Patel tweeted.
Raising questions over the leak of the CCTV footage of the Ummed Hotel where both Hardik and Rahul Gandhi stayed on Monday, the patidar leader wondered how could Gujarat police or the state government ask for CCTV grabs of the hotel.
"Keep your hands on your heart and say if I have committed any crime. How did the CCTV footage of a five-star hotel get leaked," Hardik Patel said.
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