Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement against MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, the son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh hit out at Home Minister Amit Shah saying he won’t let his friend’s son be harmed.
Singh tweeted in Hindi that “I don’t think that Amit Shah would let his friend Kailash Vijayvargiya’s son be harmed. Let’s see.” He also added that if action is taken against him, it would be great.
“However, if no action is taken, then there is the difference between Modi’s words and his actions,” the former Madhya Pradesh CM said.
While talking about Akash Vijavargiya’s attack on a civic official in Indore, PM Modi on Tuesday said that party doesn't need 'netas' (lawmakers) who spoil its image. He also added that action should be taken against those indulging in such behaviour. It might be anyone's son, bad behaviour will not be tolerated,” he said.
Meanwhile, the current Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath also welcomed Modi’s statement and urged the party to act upon his advice.
Akash is a first time MLA from Indore. He had hit a civic official with a cricket bat during a demolition drive and invited intense backlash and was arrested after a video of the incident went viral. On his release from jail, he was welcomed by his supporters and celebratory gunshots were fired.
Neither Akash nor his father Kailash Vijavargiya has said anything on the issue after PM Modi’s stern message. The BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh too have distanced themselves from the issue.