The four-minute video clip, which can not be substantiated by dailybhakar, carries a timestamp of May 16, 2017. He further added that the sex cd would not make a difference to him but the image of Gujarati women was being damaged through the alleged video. "Soon they will release my sex CD". I will also come out with their CDs.
He tweeted, "Do the fools really believe that the so called Sex CD of 22 year old will make the people of Gujarat forget the 22 years of BJP misrule". "The people of Gujarat need to be aware that these people can use any woman in their greed for power".
Hardik termed the fake CD as a direct interference in his personal life and that it amounted to invading his privacy, for which BJP is to be blamed. He went to Manali and I have all the records and audio clips.
"The BJP has prepared a doctored sex CD to defame me and it will be released just before the election.just wait, watch and enjoy", Hardik had said.
Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya reacted sharply to Patel's accusation. The firebrand leader may have taken the entire episode in his stride but it created a political maelstrom with diverse reactions from the political class. Sardar Patel Group's Lalji Patel, which like PAAS has been working for Patidar reservation via an apolitical movement, said: "Hardik has fallen in this trap due to his immaturity". The ruling BJP denied any role in the controversy. "As the BJP is now staring at defeat, it has resorted to such dirty and shameless tricks. It knows it is losing ground in Gujarat, and also these youngsters are aligning with us, so it's a ploy to defame Hardik", commented Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil.
The video, which appears to have been filmed on a hidden camera in a hotel room, has a time-stamp of May this year.
Another young leader, Jignesh Mevani, who is a social activist fighting for Dalits' rights, came out in support of Hardik Patel through a twitter post.