BJP offered me Rs 1 crore to join party says Hardik Patel’s aide Narendra Patel

BJP offered me Rs 1 crore to join party says Hardik Patel’s aide Narendra Patel

AHMEDABAD (INDIA):Patidar leader Narendra Patel a close aide of Hardik Patel on Sunday alleged that he was offered a whopping amount of Rs 1 crore to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) amid inching state polls.nnIn a midnight press conference, Narendra said he had already received Rs 10 lakh as token money.nnShowing the received amount to the press Narendra said, “Varun Patel took me to a meeting where it was discussed that I will be given Rs 1 crore. In the meeting, they told me to keep Rs 10 lakh and the rest money will be given to me later.”nnHe further asserted that he is true ‘Patidar’ and no one can buy him,” I am here for the society and want to do something good for the society. No one can buy me from such money. I am a Patidar. I came here for the welfare of Patidars not to do politics.”nnBesides Varun Patel, Narendra also mentioned the name of prominent Gujarat BJP leader Jitubhai Vaghani.nnNarendra also alleged that Varun Patel arranged a meeting with Jeetu Vaghani in Gandhinagar where he was lured by the BJP to join their bandwagon.nnHowever, Varun Patel has rejected Narendra’s allegations and questioned his intentions behind conducting a press conference after receiving Rs 10 lakh.nnALSO READ: Gujarat polls: OBC leader Alpesh joins Congress; 2 Hardik aides embrace BJPnnVarun said,” He should have conducted the press conference after taking Rs 1 crore rather than 10 lakh.”nnVarun also took the occasion to slam Congress and said “Since the patidar community is once again supporting BJP, the Congress is agitated and playing games.”nnRecently, Patidar leaders Reshma Patel and Varun Patel announced their decision of joining the BJP following their meeting with party Chief Amit Shah.nnSource: ANI

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