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After PM Modi’s sharp rebuke, BJP gets moving against Akash Vijayvargiya

Akash Vijayvargiya, son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, was caught on TV cameras last week while attacking a civic official in Indore.

india Updated: May 27, 2020, 22:49 IST
Kumar Uttam
Kumar Uttam
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja alleged that the BJP did not have the courage to act against Akash and his father.
Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja alleged that the BJP did not have the courage to act against Akash and his father.(ANI file photo)

Following up on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sharp rebuke, the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership has decided to send a notice to senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya’s son who was seen on video thrashing to seek a formal explanation before taking the next step.

“Akash will be sent the notice by tomorrow,” a top BJP leader told Hindustan Times on Wednesday. The Indore legislator will get the notice from the party’s Madhya Pradesh unit since he is a state legislator.

The leader made it clear that the party would have to wait to see his explanation rather than rush into taking disciplinary action against him.

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The BJP’s top brass which was prodded into start the process to crack the whip against Akash Vijayvargiya comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost his cool at the party’s parliamentary party meeting.

“I don’t care whose son he is,” PM Modi had told lawmakers at Tuesday’s party meet, seething with anger.

In a widely-circulated video, Akash Vijayvargiya was seen hitting, with a cricket bat, an Indore Municipal Corporation official leading a team to demolish a structure which belonged to a BJP worker. The police in Congress-ruled Madhya Pradesh arrested the BJP lawmaker on June 26. He walked out of jail to a huge and a controversial welcome – one man was seen firing in the air - after being granted bail by a court some days later.

PM Modi had taken note of the grand welcome that Akash Vijayvargiya received too. At the BJP parliamentary party meeting, PM Modi had referred to the video where BJP supporters were seen welcoming Akash Vijayvargiya from jail.

According to an MP at the meeting, PM Modi asked: “What valour had the person in the video [Akash Vijayvargia] showed to deserve such a great welcome from party workers” and prodded the party to sack them.

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