The leader of the Patidar Party and Congress activist Hardik Patel was allegedly slapped by a BJP sympathizer at an election rally, prompting a political storm in Gujarat, where both parties blamed the other for the unfortunate incident of Tarun Gajjar.
While Congress accused the BJP of trying to disrupt its election meetings by resorting to violence through its supporters, the BJP suspected the incident was a “drama sponsored by Congress” to arouse sympathy.
“As the attacker put it, he was a slap in the face of his anger against Hardik for personal reasons and the BJP had nothing to do with him:” I think the congressional drama could be a sympathetic one, “said CM Vijay Rupani.
As soon as Hardik Patil began his speech in the village of Baldana under Wadduan Taloca, suddenly Gagar came to the theater and slapped him. The incident was caught in the cameras and news channels covering the event in the region, about 130 km from here.
Soma Patel, Congressional candidate for Sonderandagar seat Luc Sabha, was present at the podium when Patel was slapped. Tarun Gajjar looked angry and was seen saying something to Patel after he slapped him.