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Did Rahul Gandhi Aide slap Hardik Patel? No, The post is Fake

Viral Claim: Hardik Patel, Congress on being slapped during a rally in Surendranagar, message viral on social media with a vulgar context that the person who hit Hardik Patel is a Congress supporter.

Facts Check: False/Fake

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हार्दिक का थप्पड़ कांड पप्पू की चाल । मारने वाला पुराना कांग्रेसी ही निकला।
चूतियों थप्पड़ तो दूसरे से मरवाते। इस नाटक की पोल खोल दी भक्तों ने ।अंधा समझा है कि मंदबुद्धी साले।उपर वाली तस्वीर में रीता बहुगुणा भी है।

Facts Check News: It is claimed in the social media that the person who hit Hardik Patel and an aide of a Congress party both are same, however the information is not correct, both are different persons. The post was shared on social media by comparing both the pictures and assuming both the persons as the same persons, since they looked much life same.

However, both the bearded men in the picture are a different person. The picture of the men with Rahul Gandhi is of Anugrah Narayan Singh, Ex Congress MLA from Uttar Pradesh. He is a four-time Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Allahabad North Assembly Constituency in Allahabad of Uttar Pradesh.

The man who slapped Hardik Patel is of Tarun Gajjar..  He is 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.”

Man who slapped Hardik Patel at a rally in Surendranagar, Gujarat: 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. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/kMNcN0SPjZ

— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2019

Hardik Patel Complained that “Gujarat: BJP is trying to attack & kill me the same way Haren Pandya was murdered & fake encounters were done. Man who slapped me is connected to BJP leaders; you can see it on his Facebook profile.”

Hardik Patel, Congress on being slapped during a rally in Surendranagar, Gujarat: BJP is trying to attack & kill me the same way Haren Pandya was murdered & fake encounters were done. Man who slapped me is connected to BJP leaders, you can see it on his Facebook profile. pic.twitter.com/qPNiVITHpB

— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2019


Claim Review: Hardik Patel slapped in Gujarat

Fact Check: False