Leader of the AAP, Arvind Kejriwal waves to supporters
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#BBCtrending: The Indian leader who keeps being slapped

9 April 2014 Last updated at 16:08 BST

Indian politics is often brutal, but it doesn't usually end with a public slap captured on camera.

That is what happened to Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). A rickshaw driver approached him to place a garland around his neck, but then turned on him. It's not the first time Kejriwal has been slapped in public.

The AAP is a new force in Indian politics that is known for clever use of social media. Mukul Devichand of #BBCtrending tells the story of what happened next.

Video produced by Benjamin Zand

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