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Hardik Patel files police complaint after being slapped at rally in Gujarat

Hardik was in the middle of his speech when the attacker got on to the stage and slapped him

ANI  |  Surendranagar 

Hardik Patel, Gujpoll
Hardik Patel. Photo courtesy: @HardikPatel Twitter handle. Patel emerged as the leader of the Patidar agitation demanding reservation for the community in Gujarat in 2015

Patel on Friday filed a police complaint after he was slapped by an unidentified person during a rally in Surendranagar,

The incident happened earlier in the day when was addressing a gathering at the Jan Akrosh Sabha.

was in the middle of his speech when the attacker got on to the stage and slapped him.

Subsequently, a scuffle broke out between the supporters of Hardik and the attacker.

This incident comes a day after a shoe was hurled at BJP's GVL while he was addressing a in He, however, had a narrow escape as the shoe did not hit him.

Patel emerged as the of the Patidar agitation demanding reservation for the community in in 2015.

On March 12, Patel officially joined in Ahmedabad in the presence of and senior

Prior to joining Congress, Hardik had said he would help strengthen the ideology of the party and take it to the villages.

will go to polls on April 23 for the 26 Lok Sabha seats at stake. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.

First Published: Fri, April 19 2019. 13:18 IST
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