Newly inducted Congress leader and Patidar champion Hardik Patel was slapped during a public meeting in Gujarat on Friday, April 19. The shocking incident happened in Gujarat's Surendranagar district during a Jan Aakrosh Sabha.
In the video that has been doing the rounds on the internet, the Patidar leader was addressing the rally when a man went up to him with a paper in his hand and attacked him.
The attack on Hardik Patel comes a day after BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao had a shoe hurled at him while he was addressing a press meet at the BJP headquarter in New Delhi.
According to reports, the man who slapped him has been detained but he is yet to be identified.
25-year-old Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel will contest the Lok Sabha 2019 election from Jamnagar on a Congress ticket after joining the party on March 12.
Gujarat will go to polls on April 23. The results will be announced on May 23.