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Watch: BJP leader showers currency notes on folk singer in Vadodara

“The money which was given by the people will be utilised for social causes like cow-protection and treatment of ailing cows,” he said.

BJP president Satish Patel, however, said he didn’t exactly “shower” the money.

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A video-clip purportedly showing a BJP leader showering currency notes on a folk-singer in presence of a party MP during a Ganesh festival event in Harni area here, went viral on Friday. Vadodara district BJP president Satish Patel, however, said he didn’t exactly “shower” the money. The clip showed him showering Rs 10 notes on the well-known folk-singer Kirtidan Gadhvi from a bucket. Ranjan Bhatt, BJP MP from Vadodara, was also present at the event.”The programme was held by Mahakali Yuvak Mandal on September 20, where I was just giving money to Kirtidan Gadhvi,” Patel said. “I did not shower the currency notes nor I threw them in the air and the money which was given by the people will be utilised for social causes like cow-protection and treatment of ailing cows,” he said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>About Rs 30-40 thousand were collected during the event, he said.On September 27, a video clip showing the BJP MP from Junagadh Rajesh Chudasama showering currency notes on people dancing at an event in Chorwad town had gone viral. But Chudasama defended himself saying it was a tradition.Similar controversy had erupted in April this year when the BJP MP from Jamnagar Poonam Madam was seen in a video showering money at a Lok-Dayro (folk-song) programme.

Gujarat HC directs cops to probe alleged provocative speech of Hardik Patel during mega rally

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has asked the city police to conduct probe into the allegedly provocative speech of Patel agitation leader Hardik Patel during the 25 August ‘mega-rally’ of the community here and register a case of sedition if required.

Justice JB Pardiwala on Tuesday directed the Vastrapur police here to investigate the allegation that the 22-year-old leader made `seditious’ speech on that day.

Hardik Patel in a file photo. PTIHardik Patel in a file photo. PTI

Hardik Patel in a file photo. PTI

The order came on a petition filed by Narendra Gadhvi of Gandhidham in Kutch district seeking Hardik’s prosecution for alleged sedition.

Gadhvi, who filed the plea through advocate RK Rajput, claims that the Patel leader had on August 25 appealed to the community-members to reach the national capital and bring road and rail traffic to a halt. He also provoked the Patels to take law in their hands, he alleges.

Police refused to accept his complaint so he moved the court, said Gadhvi. The HC asked the police to conduct an inquiry and disposed of the petition.

Hardik’s lawyer, Babu Mangukia, today filed a plea seeking recall of the High Court’s yesterday’s order, saying his client wasn’t heard on the issue and he hadn’t committed sedition.

This petition is likely to be heard tomorrow.

The agitation of Patel community for reservations had turned violent after the August 25 rally and claimed the life of 10 people including a police constable across Gujarat.

PTI

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