Congress Legislator slaps woman constable, get slapped back

Facing backlash Congress MLA Asha Kumari apologises for slapping woman constable

"She 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 don't regret the incident but I feel sorry for what happened".

Himachal Pradesh Congress leader and MLA Asha Kumari, who was booked under Sections 353 and 332 of the IPC (criminal assault on public servant) for allegedly slapping an on-duty woman constable, filed a counter complaint on Saturday, according to news agency PTI.




The Congress MLA later tendered an apology for the incident, saying "the lady constable misbehaved, abused me and nearly beat me, but I should not have lost my calm". The incident took place when Asha was trying to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Shimla.

"I am not happy with it". She had last hit headlines after her appointment as the Congress in-charge of poll-bound Punjab. No one has a right to raise the hand against someone, at least not the Congress culture. He met party legislators, party candidates and district presidents, to discuss what went wrong in the elections. The meeting is slated at Rajiv Bhawan, the party's headquarters in Shimla.

An All India Congress Committee's (AICC) secretary, Kumari is a member of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Dalhousie. In the meeting, Rahul Gandhi was expected to meet the party legislators. The BJP had won 44 seats in the hill state to oust Congress' Virbhadra singh from the chief minister's chair and his party from the government.

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