Prime Minister Narendra Modi has broken his silence and condemned the ‘batting assault’ by BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya. Addressing the BJP’s parliamentary board meet, PM Modi reportedly said that, “I can’t tolerate such act.” Party sources said that the Prime Minister expressed his anger and said that, no matter who the person is, anyone committing such act should be thrown out of party. Talking about PM’s blazing attack, BJP lawmaker Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that, “PM in BJP parliamentary party meeting today said any kind of misbehaviour that brings down party’s name is unacceptable. He said that action should be taken if someone has done something wrong. He also said that it is applicable on everyone.”
The son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya had assaulted municipal officer Dhirendra Singh Bais, 46, with a cricket bat in full public view on Wednesday while opposing demolition of a dilapidated house in Indore.
He was arrested and a magistrate's court sent him to judicial custody till July 11 after denying him bail. On Thursday, he was arrested in another case where he is accused of leading a protest on June 4 over power cuts without obtaining mandatory permissions.
There were reports that BJP chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah had also sought a report from Vijayvargiya. The video of the incident had gone viral on social media. The incident is hurting the party's image. Senior leaders in the BJP at the Centre want to know the exact sequence of events, NDTV report said. “The party will take a call on what to do with the son of the party leader after studying all the facts of the case,” the report added.
Meanwhile, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has termed the bat assault incident involving his MLA son Akash Vijayvargiya as "unfortunate", saying the latter raised his voice in support of a poor family and not a builder. He said both his son and the civic administration were "novice players" and that the dispute could have been avoided.
(With agency inputs)