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BJP’s disciplinary committee issues showcause notice to MLA Akash Vijayvargiya

After getting out on bail, Akash Vijayvargiya had stated Sunday that he was “not embarrassed” about the incident and prayed that he doesn’t get a chance to “bat again”.

BJP's Disciplinary Committee issues showcause notice to Akash Vijayvargiya
In a footage that went viral, the 34-year-old was seen chasing and beating house inspector Dharmendra Bayas, who was also assaulted by BJP workers accompanying the MLA and local residents. Another corporation official also suffered injuries in the attack.

Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi rebuked senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvarhiya’s son for attacking a municipal corporator with a cricket bat, BJP’s Disciplinary Committee issued a showcause notice to Indore MLA Akash Vijayvargiya Thursday.

The Prime Minister sent a stern message across the rank and file of the party after Akash was arrested for assaulting the public official. PM Modi had underlined that arrogance and misbehaviour will not be tolerated irrespective of “whoever it may be, whoever’s son he may be”.

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After getting out on bail, Akash had said he was “not embarrassed” about the incident and prayed that he doesn’t get a chance to “bat again”.

Akash, who was earlier sent to judicial custody till July 7, had also been granted bail in a different case relating to a protest over power cuts.  The court further asked the MLA to furnish a personal bail bond of Rs 50,000 in the case of assault and Rs 20,000 in the other case.

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Earlier, in a footage that went viral, the 34-year-old was seen chasing and beating house inspector Dharmendra Bais, who was also assaulted by BJP workers accompanying the MLA and local residents. Another corporation official also suffered injuries in the attack.

No decision taken yet, says Madhya Pradesh BJP chief

Meanwhile, the Madhya Pradesh BJP chief Rakesh Singh informed PTI Thursday that the state party unit has not taken any decision regarding Akash’s case. Singh , who is also the Member of Parliament from Jabalpur met party leaders in Bhopal and will reportedly submit a report following which, the party’s parliamentary board will take decision.