Just a couple of weeks after joining the Congress party, Patidar movement leader Hardik Patel was confronted by a few people in Gujarat, who questioned him as to why he joined the grand old party, given he had earlier said that he wouldn't join politics.
Republic TV has accessed a video, in which a handful of people can be seen demanding answers from Hardik, not just about his venture into politics, but also regarding his support to Tukde Tukde gang and Shehla Rashid.
In the early parts of the video, a couple of people can be seen asking the Congress leader as to why he aligns with the thoughts of Tukde Tukde gang. Following that, one individual confronts him and says it is okay to oppose the government, which even they do at times, but why would he support Shehla Rashid.
In the line of fire, Hardik hit back at them by asking if there was any concrete case against the Tukde Tukde gang and any proof that they are anti-nationals, even as those standing there tried to raise their point.
In the latter part of the video, people asked him as to why he joined Congress, having earlier been adamant over the fact that he'd never be a part of them. A number of them then tried to explain Hardik that the words used by Tukde Tukde gang is enough to prove their stand.
Finally, as the video is about to come to an end, people can be reiterating that it is okay for Hardik to oppose the government, but it isn't fair on his part to support the Tukde Tukde gang.
The Patidar movement leader on March 12 made his entry into politics by joining the grand old party. He followed it up by attending the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.
In his first media briefing after plunging into politics, he iterated his faith in Rahul Gandhi, spoke about the Congress' history and said that the party would decide the constituency from which he will contest elections.