Rahul Gandhi Rebukes Congress MLA Asha Kumari Who Slapped Lady Cop

31 December, 2017, 04:30 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Asha Kumari apologised shortly after her outburst but maintained that the constable should have shown restraint. ANI  twitter

A video involving former minister and Congress MLA from Dalhousie, Asha Kumari allegedly slapping a woman constable, amid jostling by Congress workers has gone viral on social media. The "slapgate" happened even as Congress president Rahul Gandhi had reached the office to take stock of the party's defeat in the recent assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.

Kumari and former ministers Dhani Ram Shandil and Mukesh Agnihotri got down from their vehicles outside the office and were stopped at the main gate by the constables on security duty. "She (woman constable) abused me and pushed me, she should have shown restraint, I am her mother's age, but yes I agree I should not have lost my temper".

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Later in the day, during an address post the meeting Gandhi said, "I am not happy at it". Himachal DGP Somesh Goyal said that a complaint was received from the lady constable and the matter was being looked into after which appropriate action would be taken.

In her complaint, the MLA also stated that she could not file the complaint on Friday itself as she had to attend an important meeting. No one has a right to raise a hand against someone, at least not the Congress culture. "I apologise", she told reporters.

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During the argument, the MLA slapped the woman constable, and the lady immediately slapped her back.

Asha Kumari, an MLA from Dalhousie, was reportedly denied entry to the venue where Congress president Rahul Gandhi was holding a review meeting. The party lost to the BJP after being reduced to just 21 seats in the 68-member Assembly.

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