Congress MLA Asha Kumari on Friday slapped an on-duty woman constable with the latter hitting her back. Kumari was allegedly being stopped by the police from entering party president Rahul Gandhi’s review meeting in Shimla. Asha Kumari, All India Congress Committee secretary and AICC in-charge of Punjab, is a member of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Dalhousie.
Talking to media after the incident, Kumari accused the constable of abusing and pushing her. “She( woman constable) abused me and pushed me, she should have shown restrain, I am her mother’s age, but yes I agree I should not have lost my temper. I apologize,” said Kumari.
#WATCH Shimla: Congress MLA Asha Kumari assaults woman constable, gets slapped back. She was being allegedly denied entry by Police in Rahul Gandhi’s review meeting (amateur video) pic.twitter.com/puvMRnHKss
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As per reports, Rahul will review the performance of the party workers and seek the probable reasons of the debacle. He is also likely to address the party workers in Shimla on his day-long visit to the hill state.
After the incident, the Congress president disapproved Kumari’s action of slapping the woman police constable on duty. During his address at the Congress party meeting later, Rahul said, “I am not happy at it. This is no way. No one has a right to raise hand against someone, at least not the Congress culture. I will not tolerate indiscipline in the party.”
BJP ousted the ruling Congress in the hill state after bagging 44 seats in the total 68 constituencies. Congress managed to secure only 20 seats.