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Akash Vijayvargia receives showcause notice from BJP over thrashing Municipal officer

Bhopal | Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargia on Thursday received a show cause notice from the party’s disciplinary committee over thrashing a municipal worker with a cricket bat during a demolition drive in Indore.

The notice comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the BJP parliamentary board meeting expressed anguish over the actions of Akash Vijayvargiya,  saying that such incidents will not be tolerated. Akash Vijayvargiya-son of BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya is currently serving as Indore MLA.

Without naming Vijayvargiya, PM Modi said, “Be it, son of an MP or a Minister, such actions are unacceptable.” Reportedly, PM Modi was informed of the incident on the very day it happened. Now, after seven days PM Modi broke the silence on the matter and gave an earful to the BJP leaders.

He said, “There is no place in the party for the ego, misbehavior, and arrogance.” PM Modi said that such incidents will not be tolerated and should be stopped immediately.

Meanwhile, the house which is the center of all the controversy is set to be demolished by the Municipal corporation today. The house number 52 and 53 was declared a public safety hazard and was scheduled to be demolished on June 26 but after the entire controversy, the demolition was kept on halt. The owner later approached the Madhya Pradesh High Court against the demolition but the court refused to stay the demolition. However, the Indore Municipal Corporation was asked to arrange temporary shelter for the owner for the next three months.

Almost a week ago, Akash Vijayvargiya was caught on camera thrashing a municipal officer with a bat. He was opposing the anti-encroachment drive conducted by the Municipal Cooperation. According to locals, the Municipal staff had arrived at destroy an old and dangerous house in the Amala Ganj compound of the city. The locals started protesting after the arrival of the Municipal staff and even called Vijayvargia who is an MLA from this constituency.

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