NEW DELHI: Vijayavargiya, a veteran BJP leader's son caught on camera assaulting an official with a cricket bat last week, is in trouble with his party leadership, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying at a meeting on Tuesday that "such people" should be expelled from the party without exception, "no matter whose son".
Akash Vijayavargiya, a first-time BJP legislator from Madhya Pradesh, is the son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya.
"The PM was very upset. He said nobody has any right to misbehave or take the party for a ride or show arrogance in public. He used a very strong statement and said that any such act is unacceptable," BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy told NDTV.
Akash Vijayvargiya had assaulted a civic official with a cricket bat in Madhya Pradesh's Indore last Wednesday. In a video clip, the 34-year-old was seen chasing the official and beating him with the bat as policemen watched. The video was widely shared on social media and was condemned by rival parties.
The official was part of a team that was removing encroachments from a colony.
Akash Vijayvargiya, who was arrested after the incident, claims he reacted after some officials of the anti-encroachment team dragged and abused women at a housing complex.