While the Congress President has condemned Kumari's act in Shimla, the latter apologised for her action and said, "She (police constable) abused me and pushed me, she should have shown restraint".
Shimla: Congress Legislator Asha Kumari assaulting a woman constable in Shimla was caught in a camera.
News organisations have not yet identified the constable who slapped the MLA back. This is no way.
At a Congress meeting later, Rahul said it was not Congress culture to slap anybody. "I will not tolerate indiscipline in the party", said Gandhi at a Congress party meeting later.
Congress MLA Asha Kumari
Congress President Rahul Gandhi rebuked party MLA Asha Kumari for slapping a woman constable in Shimla.
Kumari has lodged a complaint against the woman constable, requesting an FIR in this regard. Thrice she (Asha) slapped on my face.
A bystander recorded the video of the incident in which Kumari can be seen slapping the lady constable and then being slapped back. Asha Kumari, All India Congress Committee secretary and AICC in-charge of Punjab, is a member of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Dalhousie.
Gandhi is expected to meet party legislators, defeated party candidates and district presidents, and discuss with them the reasons for the defeat. 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.