Congress leader Siddaramaiah is seen slapping an aide in a video clip that has drawn huge criticism online. The former chief minister hit the Congress worker at the Mysuru airport.
According to Mr Siddaramaiah's aide, the man "tried to push a phone to his ear and wanted him to talk to some official to put in a word for him". It was then that the Congress leader grew irritated, said the aide. The 71-year-old politician is known for his quick temper.