Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who vehemently denied meeting Rahul Gandhi in a Gujarat Hotel, today admitted doing so while saying that the discussion was not about politics.
Mr. Patel said that the two leaders had a casual interaction and discussed topics of common interests such as technology.
“Yes it is true. I met him and we had a wonderful discussion on Artificial Intelligence. It was good to know that the we were on the same page with respect the topic. That is both of us know nothing about it. But it sounds good,” he said while speaking to our reporter.
Apparently, Hardik feels that AI could play a big role in Gujarat elections. He however refused to divulge details on how he plans to use it against his political rivals.
When questioned an why he hid his face with a handkerchief after the secret meeting, Hardik said, “After the meeting we decided to play hide-n-seek. It was Rahul’s turn to seek while I was trying to hide my face with a hanky so that he doesn’t spot me.”
Sources from Congress party confirmed the news and said that the leaders never discussed politics.
BJP has not given out any comments on Hardik’s latest admission.