Congress seeks FIR against Kailash Vijayvargiya of BJP for 'threatening' government officials

BHOPAL: Congress demanded on Saturday that a criminal case be filed against BJP leader for allegedly threatening government officials.

The Congress's demand comes after a video, apparently shot during a protest organized by the BJP in Residency area here on Friday afternoon, purportedly showed Vijayvargiya telling officials, Our Sangh (RSS) leaders are (here), otherwise (we) would have set on fire today.

The head of RSS, Mohan Bhagwat, and other senior leaders have been in Indore since Thursday for an internal conclave of the organization.

The BJP had organized the protest alleging that city officials were biased and taking politically motivated action against party workers.

Following the controversy, a delegation from Madhya (MPCC) met on Saturday with the Director General of Police (DGP) in Bhopal and presented a memo requesting that a case be filed against Vijayvargiya and legal action be taken against him, said State Congress spokesman J P Dhanopia.

Vijayvargiya is the national general secretary of the BJP and a former minister. When he says that he would have set Indore on fire if RSS leaders were not in the city, it would be considered a diktat for his party workers. Therefore, police should file a criminal case against Vijayvargiya for threatening the officials using such words, he said.

The congressional spokesman claimed that Vijayvargiya wanted to hamper the continued impulse of the state government against the mafia.

State BJP spokesman Rajneesh Agrawal, however, alleged that the Congress government in the state has been acting in a biased manner and taking action against common people on the pretext of a drive against the mafia.

During the protest, the BJP raised the issue of arbitrary and biased action of the administration against the common people. The Congress government has not been taking action against the real mafia and creating trouble to the public, Agrawal said.

The administration has been taking politically motivated action against BJP workers during their ongoing drive against mafia, I added.

During Friday's protest in Indore, Vijayvargiya lost his temper after none of the top civic and police officials arrived at the protest site to discuss the issue.

Later, when some junior-level officials arrived, Vijayvargiya was upset.

In the video, the BJP leader is heard saying, Have they (top officers) become so big? The officers should understand that they are public servants.