Indore: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Akash Vijayvargiya was today (26 June 2019) arrested on the charge of assaulting a civic official and obstructing the Indore Municipal Corporation employees from discharging their duty.
Akash, a first time MLA has been denied bail and sent to judicial custody till July 7.
According to available information, the scuffle started when a demolition squad reached a certain spot to bring down a dilipidated structure, the BJP MLA also arrived on the scene. After a heated exchange, he was seen using a bat to assault a civic official.
This incident has been covered widely by some television news channels and the video showing the MLA chasing and assaulting the municipal employees with a cricket bat has gone viral.
Akash Vijavargiya is the son of BJP national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.
After today’s incident, State Congress spokesperson K.K. Mishra took potshots at the State BJP President Rakesh Singh. Pointing to kailash Vijayvargiya, who is in-charge of West Bengal, he said that the BJP is resorting to violence as they have done in Bangal.
Are you a judge? Who are you? Can you sit on judgement? Do your journalism quietly through your channel … Do not decide, what is your status? You will decide about any legislator? First look at your status – Kailash Vijayvargiya National General Secretary, BJP on a television channel