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Gujarat is priceless and can never be bought, says Rahul Gandhi

Patidar leader Narendra Patel had carried wads of currency notes to a press conference and claimed the ruling BJP offered him Rs 1 crore to join the party.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2017 13:21 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses a rally.(HT File)

Gujarat is priceless and can never be bought, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Sunday, a day after Patidar leader Narendra Patel claimed in Ahmedabad that he was offered Rs 1 crore to join the BJP.

The activist of the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) made his claim at a press conference last evening, hours after he announced that he was joining the BJP.

“Gujarat is priceless. It has never been bought. It can never be bought. It will never be bought,” Gandhi said on Twitter.

The BJP has rubbished Narendra Patel’s charges and said it was a “drama” staged at the behest of the Congress.

“All these allegations are false. It was a drama (enacted) by Narendra Patel at the behest of Congress,” Gujarat BJP spokesperson Bharat Pandya said.

First Published: Oct 23, 2017 13:19 IST