Congress MLA slaps cop, gets one back in return

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Kumari then slapped the woman constable, who hit her back.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi has reacted to the incident, said, "I am not happy with it". The constable on the other side, defended herself, saying that she was just performing her duty and Asha was the one who started slapping her first and the action she took was in self defense. A local Congress worker present at the scene of the altercation told APN Live that the lady cop apparently didn't recognise Kumari - a senior Congress MLA and former cabinet minister of Himachal Pradesh - and denied her entry, enraging her. "So far I have not made any complaints", she said. Sources said that since Rahul - an SPG protectee - had already begun the meeting, the police officials posted outside the Congress office in Shimla - the venue of the review meet - were directed to not allow anyone else in.

Kumari won from the Dalhousie seat in the recent Himachal Pradesh election. After all, Asha Kumari was indeed in for a shock of her life as she was slapped from someone belonging to bureaucratic divisions of a state her party ruled until a few days ago.

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He will meet party legislators, defeated party candidates and district presidents, and discuss with them the reasons for their defeat. In the meeting, Rahul Gandhi was expected to meet the party legislators.

Rahul is in Shimla on Friday to review the party's performance in the recently held assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.

The MLA from Dalhousie Asha Kumari was not available for comments.