Case registered against Asha Kumari for 'slapping' constable

Asha Kumari apologised shortly after her outburst but maintained that the constable should have shown restraint. ANI  twitter

She, ANI reported, was trying to gain entry to a meeting being held by Congress president Rahul Gandhi to review the grand old party's recent Himachal Pradesh election loss. "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".

However, the Congress MLA has apologized saying that she shouldn't have lost her temper.

Later in the day, during an address post the meeting Gandhi said, "I am not happy at it". On this, Asha Kumari said that she was abused by the constable and she was compelled to use her hands.

Kumari, 57, was allegedly restricted by the police' from entering the party headquarters after which she took offence and slapped a woman constable.

Rahul Gandhi is now in Himachal Pradesh to review the Congress' performance in the recently-concluded election there, in which the party lost to the BJP, as reported by The Times of India. Asha Kumari, the MLA, is a senior Congress leader. "I should nearly be of her mother's age". MLA Asha Kumari had grabbed her home seat, Dalhousie, during the Himachal Pradesh election 2017.

In Shimla, Rahul met party legislators and district presidents and discussed what went wrong in the elections. The party managed to bag just 21 seats out of 68, while the BJP won 44 seats.

The MLA from Dalhousie Asha Kumari was not available for comments. "I will not tolerate indiscipline in the party", said Gandhi at a Congress party meeting later.

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