BJP leader on bail ; after hitting a government official

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Policenama Online Team : Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya son Akash Vijayvargiya, was welcomed with garlands by the political party workers this morning as he walked out of prison.

Four days ago Akash was arrested for hitting a civic body official in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

He was given bail by a special court in Bhopal on Saturday. “I am not guilty or embarrassed about what I did as it was in public interest. I will keep working for the betterment of the region and the public,” Mr. Vijayvargiya said after he stepped out of the jail.

Further adding “I pray to god that I should not be given another opportunity to pick up the bat.”

Akash Vijayvargiya went straight to the party office after his release and was garlanded by supporters again. Outside his home was welcomed with a traditional aarti, police personnel who were on duty took sweets offered by a supporter of Mr. Vijayvargiya. Party workers had also fired shots in the air at the BJP office on Saturday to celebrate his reprieve.

Mr Vijayvargiya, a first-time BJP legislator who represents the assembly seat of Indore-3 was seen on video assaulting a civic body official in Indore on Wednesday.

The young politician and his supporters chased a civic body official with a cricket bat in the presence of policemen and television crews. A video of the dramatic scenes was shared widely on social media.

The official, who was beaten up, was part of a team that was on an anti-encroachment drive in Indore when they were approached by Akash and his supporters. He threatened them to leave within five minutes.

“In the BJP, we’ve been taught, pehle aavedan, phir nivedan aur phir danadan (first request and then attack),” Akash Vijayvargiya had stated to reporters after the assault.

BJP chief Amit Shah, who is also the Union Home Minister had sought a report on the case from the party’s Madhya Pradesh unit.

Drawing criticism from rival parties Chief Minister Kamal Nath took an apparent dig at the politician, saying, “Cricket bat should be used to symbolize nation’s victory, not the defeat of democracy.”

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