Vijayvargiya fumes over attack on RSS man
Expressing his anger over police personnel beating a RSS worker in Balaghat district, BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday attacked the bureaucracy and questioned the state government’s efficiency on the eve of the BJP state unit’s two-day executive meet.
“Such a brazen act by bureaucracy? Beating up the RSS jila pracharak in RSS office in Balaghat is unpardonable,” tweeted Vijayvargiya referring to Sunday’s incident when a RSS worker was severely beaten up by the police.“The way town inspector and goondas beat up the RSS pracharak by entering the RSS office in Balaghat in presence of ASP is an unpardonable act. (I am) highly agitated. Can the bureaucracy be so daring in my government?”
Vijayvargiya’s tweets caused a flutter in the party and the government. Recently, he had attacked the government and bureaucracy over the slow pace of Metro Rail project in Indore.
“The government has taken action in connection with Balaghat incident. Law is taking its own course,” BJP state unit spokesperson Deepak Vijayvargiya told Hindustan Times.
Besides, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘garib kalyan’ agenda will find its ample reflection in the meet beginning here on Wednesday, party sources said.
The agenda is expected to set common goals to pursue by the BJP-ruled states in a time-bound manner to ensure benefits of government schemes reach the last man in the society.
The working committee meet is the first under state unit president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan’s present team.
“The party leaders are much worried over disenchantment of the middle and low income group people with the central government, which appeared to be one of the main reasons behind the party’s defeat in Delhi and Bihar assembly elections.
“The party’s major concern as of now is how to win the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. This is why the party wishes to send out an effective message to people of Uttar Pradesh particularly the weaker section of society from Gwalior,” a senior party leader told HT.
The meeting is taking place ahead of by-polls for Shahdol Lok Sabha seat and Nepanagar assembly seat. The party’s prestige is at stake in Shahdol as it lost Jhabua-Ratlam Lok Sabha by-poll. Another defeat in Lok Sabha by-poll will show the party leadership in a poor light. The party leaders are likely to discuss their strategy to win the seat.
“This happens to be Pt Deendayal ji’s birth centenary year. It was in Gwalior where he had propounded the theory of integral humanism (Ekatm manavdarshan) in 1960’s. Hence, the meet assumes significance from that point of view. The meet will also set the tone of the party for the next assembly elections,” said spokesperson Vijayvargiya.
It’s perhaps the first executive meet of the state BJP when meet will begin without presence of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan since he became the CM in November 2005. He is likely to attend the meet on the concluding day on Thursday.