Patidar leader, Narendra Patel has alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tried to buy him while showing portions of currency notes during a press conference on Sunday. The development comes just a day after two Patidar leaders joined the ruling party.
Patel said Patidar leader Varun Patel who joined the BJP took him to meet Gujarat BJP president, Jitubhai Vaghani and other leaders on Sunday.
“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,” Patel said on Sunday.
Notably, Narendra Patel ‘joined’ the BJP just a couple of hours before he made the allegations. He was welcomed with a saffron scarf. “It all happened in so much hurry, they immediately called the media to present me and I had to make that show,” he said.
“They made a deal of Rs 1 crore on me. One crore? Even if they bestow the entire Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on me, I will not be bought over. Even if I have to die, fighting for the cause,” he claimed.
Patel is the convenor of North Gujarat, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), of Hardik Patel. He had last month filed a police complaint against Hardik and three supporters and later withdrew it.