'Gandhigiri' is a passe in India these days. And 'gundagardi' seems to have taken over the 2019 Lok Sabha poll campaign.
And why not? Indians like to express their love and hate with equal gusto and behold.
In yet another incident, Congress leader Hardik Patel was slapped at a public meeting in Gujarat's Sundernagar district, on Friday.
While Patel was addressing a gathering at a Jan Aakrosh Sabha organised by party's district unit, a man, by the name of Tarun Gujjar, climbed up the stage and slapped the Patidar leader. He was later pushed out of the stage.
This is not the first time that a politician has been slapped, or punched. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and NCP leader Sharad Pawar have been there, seen that.
1. Arvind Kejriwal
From eggs, ink shower to slaps and punches, there's nothing left which Arvind Kejriwal has not seen. In 2014 Delhi Assembly election campaign, Kejriwal was attacked during his roadshow in Delhi’s Dakshinpuri area.
A person punched Kejriwal on his back and even tried to slap him when he was greeting his supporters.
Four days later, an auto driver, identified as Lali, slapped him twice after garlanding Kejriwal during his roadshow in Sultanpuri area of Delhi.
Lali even called Kejriwal a "liar" and accused him of "betraying auto-drivers."
2. Sharad Pawar
In 2011, when Sharad Pawar was attending a public function at the NDMC convention centre in New Delhi, he was slapped by a man, identified as Harvinder Singh, who walked into the convention center posing as a member of the audience.
Justifying his action, Harvinder Singh had said he was upset with the rampant corruption in the country, and that he would "keep attacking politicians for their double standards and hypocrisy."
REMINDER: We already gave you the list of politicos who have suffered shoe-attacks from the common man. READ THE STORY HERE