‘Misbehaviour unacceptable’: PM Modi after assault on official by BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiyahttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/misbehaviour-unacceptable-pm-modi-after-assault-on-official-by-bjp-mla-akash-vijayvargiya-5810532/

‘Misbehaviour unacceptable’: PM Modi after assault on official by BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya

The message was delivered during a BJP parliamentary party meeting this morning days after the assault on an official by Indore BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya.

'Misbehaviour unacceptable': PM Modi after assault on official by BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya
(left) Screengrab of Akash Vijayvargiya beating an official; Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday sent a clear message to party members that “misbehaviour” by anyone that brings down the party’s name is “unacceptable”, BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters outside Parliament. The message was delivered during a BJP parliamentary party meeting this morning days after the assault on an official by Indore BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that any kind of misbehaviour that brings down party’s name is unacceptable,” BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy was quoted as saying to news agency ANI. “He conveyed a clear message to all the party members that such behaviour is not acceptable.”

According to sources, he told the BJP parliamentary party meeting that “Whoever it may be, whoever’s son he may be… such arrogance, misbehaviour cannot be tolerated”. “Manmaani nahi chalegi,” PTI quoted him as saying.

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BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya welcomed after his release from the district jail. (PTI)

“The Prime Minister also said that it is applicable to everyone,” Rudy said in response to a question about the thrashing of a municipal officer by Vijayvargiya.

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Vijayvargiya is the son of BJP parliamentarian and general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.

Last week, Akash Vijayvargiya was seen beating a municipal officer with a cricket bat in a video that went viral on social media. Following the incidence, Akash was arrested and later released on bail.

At the first parliamentary party meeting held after he led the BJP to a massive win in the recent Lok Sabha polls, Modi was felicitated by senior leaders. Party chief Amit Shah and its working president J P Nadda were also felicitated, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters.

Joshi said Modi will launch the BJP’s membership drive from Varanasi on July 6 during which, the prime minister told party workers, at least five trees should be planted in every booth across the country.