Indore: Akash Vijayvargiya, the BJP brat who went berserk with the bat, stepped out of the jail on Sunday – having obtained bail on Saturday.
It was a grand homecoming for the MLA from Indore: Supporters fired celebratory gunshots in the air and garlanded their ‘hero.’ Outside his home where we was welcomed with a traditional aarti, police personnel who were on duty accepted sweets offered by a supporter.
The son of BJP's National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has no regrets. "I am not guilty or embarrassed about what I did as it was in public interest. A woman was being dragged brutally in front of the police and I couldn't think of doing anything else," the young politician told ANI upon his release.
"We work for public interest and dedicate each and every moment of our lives to the peace and prosperity of people of this country. We will continue doing that. I pray to God that I should not get a chance to bat again," he added. (I pray to god ki vo dobara ballebazi karne ka avsar na de.)
On June 26, a Municipal Corporation officer, who was on an anti-encroachment drive in Indore, was shooed away by Akash and supporters. A video of the dramatic incident, showing the legislator hammering the officer with a cricket bat, went viral, eliciting criticism from the opposition.
"In the BJP, we've been taught, pehle aavedan, phir nivedan aur phir danadan (first request and then attack)," Akash had told reporters after the assault.
BJP chief Amit Shah was constrained to seek a report about the case from the party's Madhya Pradesh unit even as Vjayvargiya's supporters rallied behind him and camped outside the jail where he was imprisoned.
Posters with "Salute Akash ji" written on them came up in the city, though they were later removed. 21 municipal officers were also suspended for supporting Akash. Main input ANI
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