BJP seeks Akash Vijayvargiya’s explanation

Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi reprimanded Akash Vijayvargiya for thrashing a municipal official with a bat, the ruling party has reportedly sent a notice to the son of veteran BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya. Reports claimed that the BJP has asked Akash  to explain the reason behind his misconduct.

The development comes after BJP’s parliamentary party meeting wherein PM Modi said that the party did not need netas (lawmakers) who tarnish its image. “Beta kisi ka bhi ho, manmaani nahi chalegi (bad behaviour will not be tolerated, no matter whose son one may be),” Modi said, as confirmed by MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy later.

Rudy said, “The PM said that action should be taken if someone has done something wrong. He also said that it is applicable to everyone.” Last week, Union Home Minister and  party’s national president Amit Shah had also sought a report on the incident from the Madhya Pradesh BJP. Shah had asked the Madhya Pradesh leadership to provide the exact sequence of events and the role of party as well as the Congress leaders.

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