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Gujarat Congress website hacked, Hardik Patel's picture from purported sex tape appears 

In the photo, a person resembling Patel can be seen sitting on the bed with a girl and it is accompanied by a caption - Welcome our new leader.

Published: 15th March 2019 11:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2019 11:57 PM   |  A+A-

Hardik Patel

Patidar leader Hardik Patel (File | PTI)

By PTI

AHMEDABAD: Days after quota agitation leader Hardik Patel joined the Congress, an unidentified person hacked the official website of the Gujarat Congress and uploaded his photo, which appears to be a screenshot of one of his alleged sex videos that surfaced ahead of the 2017 polls.

In the photo, a person resembling Patel can be seen sitting on the bed with a girl and it is accompanied by a caption - "Welcome our new leader".

According to Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi, the website, "http://www. gujaratcongress. in", was taken down immediately by the party's IT team after spotting the "mischief".

"Our website was hacked. Someone put a photo of Hardik Patel on it. We have shut down the website immediately. It will become online soon."

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"This might be the handiwork of those who did not like Hardik's entry into the Congress," said Doshi, adding the party may file a police complaint.

Ahead of the December 2017 Assembly elections in Gujarat, around five videos, purportedly showing Patel with women, had surfaced on social media platforms.

The 25-year-old Patidar quota agitation spearhead had then claimed all the videos were "fake and morphed".

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