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Akash Vijayvargiya was caught on camera assaulting Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) official with a cricket bat while opposing demolition of a dilapidated house on June 26 this year.(ANI File)

‘We don’t roam empty-handed’: BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya on ‘inflated’ bills in Madhya Pradesh

By Press Trust of India | Indore
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 12:05 PM IST
Akash Vijayvargiya made the remarks during a protest against the Kamal Nath government over crop loss and inflated power bills.
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The building at the centre of the controversy involving local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Akash Vijayvargia was demolished by the civic body in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore city on Friday.(HT Photo)
The building at the centre of the controversy involving local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Akash Vijayvargia was demolished by the civic body in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore city on Friday.(HT Photo)

Indore building over which Akash Vijayvargiya hit official razed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 05:31 PM IST
Akash Vijayvargiya has been issued show cause notice by his party asking him to explain why he thrashed Bais. The BJP notice for his action last month came soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi signalled his strong disapproval of the first-time legislator’s conduct.
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In a video that went viral on June 26, Akash was seen hitting an Indore Municipal Corporation official leading a team to demolish the house of a BJP worker.(ANI photo)
In a video that went viral on June 26, Akash was seen hitting an Indore Municipal Corporation official leading a team to demolish the house of a BJP worker.(ANI photo)

Akash Vijayvargiya, who hit officer with cricket bat, issued notice by BJP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 10:44 AM IST
PM Modi had frowned at the huge welcome that the legislator was extended by BJP workers and suggested that they should be identified and booted out of the party.
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In a video that went viral on June 26, Akash was seen hitting an Indore Municipal Corporation official leading a team to demolish the house of a BJP worker. (ANI photo)
In a video that went viral on June 26, Akash was seen hitting an Indore Municipal Corporation official leading a team to demolish the house of a BJP worker. (ANI photo)

BJP to send notice to Vijayvargiya’s son in assault case

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 01:27 AM IST
Without naming Akash, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue at a meeting of BJP MPs on Tuesday. The PM said he disapproved of such conduct by party leaders, no matter whose son he is.
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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)
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)

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

By Kumar Uttam | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 10:49 PM IST
Akash Vijayvargiya, son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, was caught on TV cameras last week while attacking a civic official in Indore.
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PM Modi’s assessment of the Akash’s conduct is at sharp variance with that of his father Kailash Vijayvargiya.(AFP File Photo)
PM Modi’s assessment of the Akash’s conduct is at sharp variance with that of his father Kailash Vijayvargiya.(AFP File Photo)

Sack them, says PM Modi after Indore BJP MLA, workers beat municipal official

By Sunetra Choudhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 05:34 PM IST
It does not matter whose son he is, an upset PM Modi is reported to have told a meeting of BJP’s parliamentary party that has lawmakers from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, according to a TV news channel.
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Akash was arrested on June 26, after he allegedly hit the IMC official, who was leading a municipal corporation team to demolish a structure which belonged to a BJP worker, with a cricket bat.(ANI Photo)
Akash was arrested on June 26, after he allegedly hit the IMC official, who was leading a municipal corporation team to demolish a structure which belonged to a BJP worker, with a cricket bat.(ANI Photo)

Vijayvargiya calls Akash, IMC official novices

By HT Correspondent | Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 12:07 AM IST
Talking to media persons, Kailash said it was an unfortunate incident. “Both Akash and IMC commissioner are novices. They mishandled the situation.
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Seen here is BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya. (Photo:ANI)
Seen here is BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya. (Photo:ANI)

‘He is a novice’: Kailash Vijayvargiya defends son who thrashed civic official

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 01:18 AM IST
Kailash Vijayvargiya, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s national general secretary, while speaking to reporters termed it an unfortunate incident.
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State Congress spokesperson JP Dhanopiya said that the conduct of the MLA’s followers suggested that they would continue to indulge in violence.(HT Photo)
State Congress spokesperson JP Dhanopiya said that the conduct of the MLA’s followers suggested that they would continue to indulge in violence.(HT Photo)

Will follow path of non-violence now: Akash Vijayvargiya

By HT Correspondent | Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 11:06 PM IST
Talking to media persons after his release, Akash, son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, said he will follow Mahatma Gandhi’s path of non-violence.
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BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya is garlanded after being released from the district jail, three days after being arrested for assaulting a civic official in Indore with a cricket bat, in Indore, Sunday, June 30, 2019.(PTI)
BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya is garlanded after being released from the district jail, three days after being arrested for assaulting a civic official in Indore with a cricket bat, in Indore, Sunday, June 30, 2019.(PTI)

Garlands, sweets & gunshots welcome BJP’s Vijayvargiya out on bail

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 02:38 PM IST
On his release, ANI reports, Akash was welcomed with flower garlands by his supporters and relatives.
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The Bhopal-based court of additional sessions judge Suresh Singh on Saturday granted bail to the MLA, who is son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.(ANI/Twitter)
The Bhopal-based court of additional sessions judge Suresh Singh on Saturday granted bail to the MLA, who is son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.(ANI/Twitter)

BJP’s Akash Vijayvargiya out on bail 4 days after thrashing official with a bat

By Press Trust of India | Indore
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 09:59 AM IST
Akash Vijayvargiya was released after his bail order from a court in Bhopal reached Indore.
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Posters in support of Akash Vijayvargiya, son of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, were seen at various spots in Indore.(ANI/Twitter)
Posters in support of Akash Vijayvargiya, son of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, were seen at various spots in Indore.(ANI/Twitter)

Posters ‘saluting’ BJP’s Akash Vijayvargiya crop up in Indore

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 06:14 PM IST
The posters had a photograph of Akash Vijayvargiya with “Salute Akash ji” written on them and some even had the Bharatiya Janata Party’s flag next to them.
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Akash Vijayvargiya was arrested on Wednesday for assaulting Dhirendra Bais, a municipal agency officer, with a cricket bat. (Photo ANI)
Akash Vijayvargiya was arrested on Wednesday for assaulting Dhirendra Bais, a municipal agency officer, with a cricket bat. (Photo ANI)

BJP lawmaker beats Indore municipal officer with a cricket bat. Arrested

By HT Correspondent | Indore
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Akash, who is the son of party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, was part of a protest by locals against the Indore Municipal Corporation’s drive to raze a building in the city’s Ganji area.
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