Ahmedabad, Dec 7: As the political temperature is soaring ahead of the polling for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections 2017, new videos purportedly showing Patidar leader Hardik Patel and two others with a girl went viral on Wednesday. This is the third such set of videos after the alleged sex video of Hardik Patel, which was leaked last month. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hardik’s outfit – Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) engaged in a war of words over new videos.

PAAS co-convener Dinesh Bambhania accused the BJP of releasing doctored videos to defame Hardik Patel. Speaking to a newspaper, Bambhania requested channels not to play the videos as ‘they are not genuine’. “This is just a conspiracy to derail the movement,” he was quoted as saying. One of the five new clips allegedly shows Hardik and two others with a girl. In one clip, the other two men leave the room after switching off the lights. In the remaining videos, nothing is visible as the lights are off.

sex CD allegedly showing Hardik Patel with a woman in a room last month surfaced on social media. Several Gujarati news channel did telecast the alleged sex CD of Hardik. The footage shows a Hardik Patel-lookalike with an unidentified woman, fully clothed and with her back to the camera, and then the room turns dark. Hardik’s PAAS is not contesting Gujarat Assembly polls but has vowed to stop the BJP from coming back to power.

While Hardik Patel termed the video as a ‘dirty trick’ of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling party of Gujarat said it has nothing to do with the alleged sex CD. Hardik had then said BJP had been “crazy to release the videos in haste”. The videos should have been leaked five to seven days before polling, he had said. Hardik had also predicted that more such videos would surface to “malign his image”. The Gujarat Assembly elections will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14 and the results will be declared on December 18.