Updated June 6th, 2024 at 20:04 IST

Video Captures Altercation Between Kangana And CISF Staff at Chandigarh Airport | WATCH

A video accessed by Republic shows Kangana engaged in a heated verbal exchange with the CISF staff, after which she was apparantly slapped by the female officer

Reported by: Digital Desk
Kangana Ranaut Slapped at Chandigarh Airport | Image:Republic Digital
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New Delhi: Bollywood actress and Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) MP Kangana Ranaut was slapped by a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel at the Mohali International Airport on Thursday for ‘disrespecting farmers’. The incident occurred as Kangana was en route to Delhi. A video accessed by Republic shows Kangana engaged in a heated verbal exchange with the CISF staff, after which she was apparantly slapped by the female officer.   

What Happened at Chandigrah Airport?

Upon reaching the Security Hold Area (SHA) for frisking, Kangana was attended to by CISF constable Kulwinder Kaur. After the frisking process, a verbal altercation ensued, culminating in Kulwinder Kaur slapping Kangana Ranaut. The constable later stated that her actions were provoked by derogatory remarks Kangana had previously made about Punjabi women during the farmers' agitation against the three farm laws.

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Kangana has stated that she will file a complaint with the Home Ministry in Delhi.

Despite the altercation, Kangana boarded her flight, which departed at 4:10 PM. Meanwhile, Kulwinder Kaur remains under the supervision of the CISF commandant as the situation continues to unfold.   

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Kangana is Only Fourth Woman From Himachal to be Elected to Lok Sabha

Kangana Ranaut has become only the fourth woman ever to be elected to Lok Sabha from Himachal Pradesh, and the first woman who is not from an erstwhile royal family. BJP's Kangana defeated her Congress rival Vikramaditya Singh, scion of Rampur state and the incumbent state public works minister, by a margin of 74,755 votes from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency.

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Earlier, Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur, the first health minister of the country and hailing from the erstwhile royal family of Kapurthala, was elected to Lok Sabha from the Mandi constituency in 1952. Chandresh Kumari from the erstwhile royal family of Jodhpur, who was married in Himachal, won from Kangra seat in 1984.  State Congress chief Pratibha Singh, who belongs to the erstwhile royal family of Rampur, won from the Mandi seat in 2004, 2013 and 2021.

Kangana is only the third woman to be elected from the Mandi seat. The scions of the erstwhile princely states have won from Mandi 13 out of 19 times but this time the people voted for Bollywood 'Queen' film fame actor Kangana, who also became the first celebrity to contest and win elections in the state.

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One out of three women in the fray for the Lok Sabha seats have won this time. The women voter turnout exceeded the men in three out of the four Parliament constituencies of Kangra, Mandi and Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, according to the state election department.

The BJP won all the four Lok Sabha seats, including Shimla, in the state. The total number of electorates in the state is 57,11, 969 including 29,13,075 males, 27,98,859 females and 35 third gender voters. The election was held simultaneously on June 1 and results were declared on June 4.

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A total of three women candidates contested the Lok Sabha elections. Besides Kangana of the BJP, they included Rakhee Gupta (Independent) from Mandi Parliament seat and Rekha Chaudhary (BSP) from the Kangra seat.

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Published June 6th, 2024 at 17:47 IST