Cong MLA, cop in slap match

  • Cong MLA, cop in slap match

Cong MLA, cop in slap match

Asha Kumari said that the woman constable pushed her.

Congress MLA Asha Kumari on Friday slapped an on-duty woman constable with the latter hitting her back.

The incident took ugly turn when police trying to manage the crowd and stopped Ms Kumari from entering in the premises without an entry pass.

Shimla: Congress Legislator Asha Kumari assaulting a woman constable in Shimla was caught in a camera. In a matter of seconds, Kumari was left bewildered when the said lady constable retaliated, slapping the veteran Congress legislator in return. "She (the lady police constable) abused me and pushed me, she should have shown restrain".

At a Congress meeting later, Rahul said it was not Congress culture to slap anybody. "In a rage, I raised my hand in retaliation and she also did the same", Kumari told reporters outside the Congress office.

During the scuffle, the constable allegedly responded in the similar manner by slapping back the former minister.

When the incident happened, Rahul was inside the party office where he was meeting MLAs, defeated candidates and local leaders to discuss the defeat of the Congress.

Assembly elections in the hill state were held in single phase on November 9. Congress had faced a massive loss after it was able to get only 21 seats in the 68-member assembly.

Kumari won from the Dalhousie constituency in the election.