New Delhi: Congress leader Hardik Patel was slapped at Jan Aakrosh Sabha in Gujarat’s Surendernagar district on Friday morning. The incident took place when Patel was addressing the public meeting. Also Read - Assam Assembly Election 2021: Congress Releases First Candidate List Full of Fresh Faces
Video of the incident which is doing rounds on the social media showed a man walking on the stage and slap Patel from his right side. Reports said that the man who slapped Patel has been taken into custody. He was identified as Tarun Gajjar. Also Read - 100 Days Or 100 Months: Congress Will Continue To Fight Till Farm Laws Are Rolled Back, Says Priyanka Gandhi
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“My wife was pregnant when Patidar agitation happened, she was undergoing treatment at a hospital, I had faced problems then, I had decided then, I’ll hit this man. I have to teach him a lesson anyhow,” said the accused.
He added,”Then again during his rally in Ahmedabad when I had gone to get medicine for my child, everything was shut down. He shuts down the roads, he shuts down Gujarat whenever he wants to, What is he? Gujarat’s hitler?”
Here’s the video of the incident.
The incident comes a day after a man hurled a shoe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP GVL Narasimha Rao, when he was addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in the national capital.
The accused Shakti Bhargava belongs to Kanpur district in Uttar Pradesh. During the preliminary investigation, he identified himself as a doctor by profession. As per police sources, the motive behind the attack was his intention of coming into media limelight.