Congress leader Hardik Patel was slapped by a man later identified as Tarun Gajjar while addressing a “Jan Akrosh” (public anger) rally in Surendranagar in Gujarat today (April 19).
The video of the assault then shows the man being overpowered and dragged away. He has filed a police complaint against his attacker, who has been admitted to hospital.
— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2019
Speaking to ANI after the incident, the attacker said “My wife was pregnant when Patidar agitation happened. I had faced problems then, I had decided then, I’ll hit this man. I have to teach him a lesson anyhow”.
“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?”