Days after Patidar leader Hardik Pandya joined the Congress in Gujarat, the official website of the Gujarat Congress got hacked. Reportedly, the hackers uploaded Patidar leader’s picture, a screenshot of one of his alleged sex videos that surfaced ahead of the 2017 state election.
On the Congress website after being hacked, in a picture, a person resembling as Hardik Patel can be seen laying 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. 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.
Let us tell you that before 2017 Gujarat Assembly elections, around five videos, purportedly showing Patel with women, had surfaced on social media platforms. However, the Patidar leader had then claimed all the videos were "fake and morphed".
Earlier, Bharatiya Janta Party’s official website was hacked and a meme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with abusive caption was posted on it, along with a video. The site was immediately taken down to fix the error.