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PM Modi comes down hard on Akash Vijayvargiya's 'off-field batting'; says such acts put BJP on backfoot

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed Kailash Vijayvargiya's son Akash Vijayvargiya for attacking a government employee with a bat. Coming down heavy on Vijayvargiya, PM Modi said such people should immediately sacked from the party. Modi also slammed party leaders for giving a rousing welcome to Akash Vijayvargiya after he was released from jail.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 02, 2019 12:58 IST
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Image shows Akash Vijayvargiya attacking a government employee with a bat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya's son Akash Vijayvargiya for attacking a government employee with a bat, saying "beta kisi ka bhi ho, aise logo ki party see nikal dena chahiye" (regardless of whose son he is, such people should be sacked from the party).

Modi's remarks came during the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting in Parliament.

Modi said: "We do not want any leaders who spoil the party's image. Whosoever's son, such leaders should be removed from the party."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was referring to Akash Vijayvargiya, a BJP MLA from Indore who attacked a municipal official during a demotion drive on June 26.

Modi also slammed party leaders for giving a rousing welcome to Akash Vijayvargiya after he was released from jail and said: "Those who welcomed him, such leaders should also be sacked from the party."

Akash Vijayvargiya was arrested and later granted bail.

Last month, Akash Vijayvargiya was in the news for thrashing an officer of Indore Municipal Corporation with a cricket bat. In the video that went viral on social media, Akash Vijayvargiya could be seen thrashing the civic body officer with a cricket bat as many onlookers watched. 

The video also showed Madhya Pradesh police personnel but failed to stop the MLA from taking things into his hands. His supporters also joined the MLA in assaulting the official. 

Also Read | Indore BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya returns from jail to rousing welcome and celebratory firing

Video: Akash Vijayvargiya thrashes a Municipal Corporation officer

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