Updated June 6th, 2024 at 18:41 IST

Newly-Elected Mandi BJP MP Kangana Ranaut Allegedly Slapped by CISF Constable At Chandigarh Airport

Newly-elected BJP MP from Mandi and Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut was reportedly slapped by a CISF female guard inside the Chandigarh Airport.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Newly-elected BJP MP from Mandi Kangana Ranaut was reportedly slapped by a CISF female guard inside the Chandigarh Airport. | Image:R Bharat
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New Delhi: Newly-elected BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi and Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut was on Thursday allegedly slapped by a CISF female guard inside the Chandigarh Airport as the actor was headed for boarding after security check-in at the airport, according to a complaint made by the BJP MP to the police. Ranaut has reportedly said she will be filing a formal complaint in this regard to the Home Ministry in Delhi.

Meanwhile, an inquiry committee comprising senior CISF officers has been set up to conduct a further investigation into the matter, Republic has learnt from reliable sources.

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According to preliminary information, LCT Kulwinder Kaur of the CISF Unit at the Chandigarh Airport had slapped the BJP MP, following which Mayank Madhur, who was also travelling with Ranaut, tried to slap Kaur in turn.

When Kangana reached the SHA area, Kaur slapped the actor soon after the lady constable did her frisking, sources said. The actor was at the Mohali International Airport to catch a flight for Delhi, which took off at 4:10 PM.

Kaur, sources further revealed, claimed that Kangana had – during the farmers agitation in the country – made derogatory remarks about women in Punjab as the Bollywood actor went on to allege that women in Punjab had participated in the farmers protest for money.

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Unabashedly political and outspoken, Ranaut defeated the Congress Lok Sabha candidate Vikramaditya Singh by a margin of 74,755 votes from her home state Himachal Pradesh, and is now headed for Parliament as the BJP’s MP from Mandi.

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Ranaut was one of the most talked about contenders in the now-concluded general elections, running her entire campaign on being the daughter of the soil. She gained massive public support amid comments from opposition leaders over her acting background and the name of her constituency.

She sparked a debate on nepotism in Bollywood, was given security when she compared the Maharashtra government to PoK and was banned from Twitter for comments on violence in West Bengal. 

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In an industry where actors mostly conceal their political affiliations, Ranaut was among the handful of Hindi cinema stars to openly extend support to the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling herself a fan of the leader.

Always vocal in the media and on social platforms, Ranaut has been a high-profile, prominent voice supporting the saffron party on issues like the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in 2019-20 and farmers' protests in 2020-21.  

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After she compared the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, led by Uddhav Thackeray, to Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, the actor saw her Mumbai office being demolished by the BMC. This became a major flashpoint between the state and Centre back in September 2020. Soon after, she was provided Y+ grade security by the Union Home ministry.

The following year in 2021, she was banned from Twitter following her comments on post post poll violence in West Bengal. Unfazed, she switched to Instagram, where she continued to make headlines for her political opinions.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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Published June 6th, 2024 at 17:21 IST