Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an apparent dig at senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargia and his son Akash, told party MPs on Tuesday, 2 July, that if anybody brings a bad name to the organisation with their conduct, then it is "unacceptable".
“PM in BJP parliamentary party meeting today said that action should be taken if someone has done something wrong. He also said that it is applicable on everyone.”Rajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP MP told ANI
PM Modi reportedly also said, “Kisi ka bhi beta ho, nikaal dena chahiye...” (doesn’t matter whose son he is, he should be ousted)
Modi's comments assume significance as they come in the wake of the arrest of BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya's MLA son Akash Vijayvargiya for allegedly attacking a government official with a cricket bat.
Akash Vijayvargiya (34), a first-time BJP MLA from Indore-3 Assembly segment, was arrested last Wednesday after he was caught on TV cameras assaulting municipal officer Dhirendra Singh Bais with a cricket bat while opposing demolition of a dilapidated house here.
Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday, 1 July, had termed the bat assault incident as "unfortunate", adding that his son had 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.