New Delhi: In a stern message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told BJP leaders on Tuesday that arrogance and misbehaviour cannot be tolerated, and dubbed as "totally unacceptable" the conduct of senior party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya's MLA son, who had assaulted a government official.
According to sources, he told the BJP parliamentary party meeting that "whoever it may be, whoever's son he may be... such arrogance, misbehaviour cannot be tolerated" and action should be taken against those who indulge in such a conduct.
"Manmaani nahi chalegi," he said in Hindi, meaning one cannot get away with doing whatever he or she wishes.
Sources said Modi made a reference to the MLA's brazen defence of his attack on officials with a cricket bat with the boast "pahle nivedan, phir aavedan, phir danadan" (first request, then application, then attack).
Talking to reporters, BJP MP and party spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy quoted Modi as saying that such conduct was "totally unacceptable".
Modi also disapproved the conduct of those party functionaries, who celebrated the MLA's release from a jail in Indore.
Asked if the prime minister also suggested disciplinary action, Rudy answered in affirmative. "He said if somebody behaves in such a way, then action should be taken against him.
He made his feelings very clear," Rudy said. Party leaders indicated that Madhya Pradesh BJP may issue show cause notice to the MLA, Akash Vijayvargiya, and also the local leaders who celebrated his release from jail.