On camera, TikTok star-turned-BJP leader Sonali Phogat slaps an official in Haryana and thrashes him repeatedly with slippers, allegedly over a comment he made. A video of the assault is viral on social media.
The incident took place on Friday when Sonali Phogat, who unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Haryana assembly election as a BJP candidate, was inspecting a farmers' market. She went with a list of farmers' complaints to Sultan Singh, a member of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee, who allegedly caller her "dramebaz (drama queen)".
In the video, Sonali Phogat can be heard accusing Sultan Singh of abusing her. "Am I working to hear abuses from people like you? Do I not have the right to a dignified life. You ...you have no right to live," she says in an undated video.
The video has drawn criticism from Congress. The party's spokesperson Randeep Surjewala shared a video of the incident and demanded to know what action Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar would take against Phogat.