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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is losing his patience with errant men in his own BJP, has asked the party leadership to outright expel trouble-makers. In a direct reference to a senior BJP leader’s son Akash Vijayavargiya assaulting an official in Madhya Pradesh with a cricket bat last, Modi said they should have no place in the party, no matter whose son he was.
Vijayavargiya, 36, is a first-time legislator and son of BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya. The Prime Minister’s irritation was conveyed to the media by senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Tuesday.
The young MLA had been arrested after the incident, but was later enlarged on bail. What offended the public equally was the warm reception accorded to Akash by local BJP men when he was released from confinement for a couple of days. Obviously, the PM was more irritated at this.
It would appear that the PM is taking wrong actions of BJP men very seriously in his second term in office. During his first term from 2014, violent actions by saffron activists against Muslims and Dalits in some parts of the northern India did not evoke a strong reaction from Modi. It is likely that he would act tough against errant behaviour during his second term in office. IHN-NN
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