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Indian Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman constable, gets it back
30 December 2017, 12:55 | Marta Robbins
WATCH | Himachal Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman constable, gets slapped back
A Congress MLA, Asha Kumari and a woman constable Rajvanti ended up slapping each other in a crowded spot after a brief argument broke out between them. The constable's response left the MLA shocked.
Such a rare instance was seen today in Shimla where Congress MLA Asha Kumari thought it normal to slap a woman police constable. "I apologize", Asha Kumari said to ANI. The incident reportedly occurred when Asha Kumari was said to have been denied entry for the review meeting by Congress President in the midst of huge crowd at the entrance of the venue.
Shimla Superintendent of Police Somiya Sambasiban informed UNI that a FIR has been registered against Ms Kumari under section 353 and 332 of IPC on the complaint of police constable Lajwanti for hurting and preventing her to discharge her duty at Congress office. "I will not tolerate indiscipline in the party".
An All India Congress Committee's (AICC) secretary, Kumari is a member of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Dalhousie.
"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. In a rage, I raised my hand in retaliation and she also did the same", Kumari told reporters outside the Congress office.
Wresting power from the Congress in Himachal Pradesh, BJP bagged 44 seats in the 68-seat Assembly to form the government in the state. "I apologize", she said.
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They said she did not try to hide the medication and initially thought it was a joke when she was pulled up by officials. The family's local MP Karl Turner said: "I think it's a damning indictment about good sense and fair play".