Hardik Patel, the man who recently joined the Congress party, is once again in news after he was slapped by a man at a rally. On 19th of April when the Congress leader Hardik Patel was addressing his Jan Akrosh Sabha at Surendranagar in Gujarat, a man from the crowd walked up to the stage and slapped him.
Soon Hardik Patel’s supporters came to his rescue by catching hold of the man who slapped him. After registering a formal police complaint, Hardik Patel said that BJP is behind this attack. But it didn’t take much time to debunk the lie of Hardik Patel, as the man who slapped him came forward and gave the exact result for the attack of the Congress leader.
Tarun Gajjar, the man who slapped Hardik Patel at a rally in Surendranagar revealed that he had to suffer a lot of hardships because of Hardik Patel’s regular protests that brought Gujarat to a stand still. Tarun Gajjar said “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”.
— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2019
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?”.
This makes it clear that the attack was not politically motivated but was a personal grudge. This was even confirmed by Mahendra Baghedia, SP Surendranagar who said “The man is not affiliated to any party, he is a common man. Law is taking its own course”.
But several Congress leaders and few others like Jignesh Mevani are trying to twist the reason behind the incident so that the people will get mislead.