On Sunday afternoon, Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivkumar went to Vijaynagara College Stadium, Hosapete to take stock of the preparations for Rahul Gandhi's rally scheduled for February 10.
As Shivkumar was being greeted by fans, someone from the crowd, just behind Shivkumar, raised his cellphone and attempted to take a selfie. But this did not go down well with the minister.
In the episode caught on video, it appears that the minister warned the person with the mobile not to click a selfie. When this failed, Shivkumar slapped the man on the hand causing the phone to fall.
This is not the first time that the minister lost his cool over selfies.
Three months ago, Shivkumar flung the phone of an intrusive fan who tried to take a selfie with him at a function in Belagavi.