Posters of Vijayvargiya's Son, Arrested for Assault on Official With Cricket Bat, Spring Up in Indore
Akash Vijayvargiya was arrested on Wednesday after he was caught in action on camera as he assaulted the civic official while opposing demolition of an old house.
Posters of BJP's Akash Vijayvargiya (Image: Twitter/ANI)
Indore: The row over senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya’s MLA son Akash beating a municipal staff continued to heat up politics in Madhya Pradesh as posters hailing the latter were put up in Indore on Friday.
The posters, which carried the message of 'Salute Akash ji', came up in the city as his supporters threatened to protest in favour of their leader. Upon receiving information the municipal corporation of Indore removed the posters from the public places.
Akash was arrested on Wednesday after he was caught in action on camera as he assaulted the civic official while opposing demolition of an old house.
Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah has sought a report from the state party unit in the matter after the incident caused much embarrassment to the party.
Meanwhile, staffers of Jabalpur municipal corporation went on a strike in support of their colleagues in Indore, who were assaulted by the BJP MLA on June 26.
While denying him bail, a sessions court in Indore on Thursday transferred Akash's case to a fast track court in Bhopal.
On Thursday, Akash was formally arrested in another case, in which he had staged a protest against power cuts on June 4.
The incident snowballed into a political controversy as leaders including Digvijaya Singh's brother and Congress MLA Lakshman Singh and former minster Mahendra Hardiya came in support of the jailed MLA.
Lakshman Singh in a tweet on Friday sought forgiveness for Akash saying senior BJP leaders were responsible for such attitude.
However, Hardiya on Friday visited Akash in jail. Saying that he doesn’t endorse Akash’s behaviour, he accused Congress govt of slapping Akash Vijayvargiya with several cases despite the fact he was raising an issue of public interest.
The government records, however, have shown that the notice against the house was served during the Shivraj Singh government.
Exhibiting internal rifts of the BJP, Mayor Malini Gaur has also said that Akash should have discussed the matter with her, adding such drives against dilapidated buildings would continue in future.
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