Cong’s Digvijaya Singh to protest against BJP workers who vandalised MLA’s house in MP

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Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh and former state Congress president Suresh Pachauri will lead a protest to demand the arrest of BJP workers who vandalised residence and factory of Vidisha MLA Shashank Bhargava. 

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh will lead a protest in Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha to demand arrest of BJP workers who vandalised house and factory of Congress MLA Shashank Bhargava. (Photo: PTI)

Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh will hold a protest on Friday after the house and factory of its Vidisha MLA was vandalised by BJP workers following a misogynist remark against Union minister Smriti Irani.

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh and former state Congress president Suresh Pachauri will lead a protest to demand the arrest of BJP workers who vandalised residence and factory of Vidisha MLA Shashank Bhargava.

On Thursday, Bhargava made an unsavoury comment directed at Irani over rising fuel prices and asked Irani to gift bangles to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bhargava made this comment to take a dig at Irani, who had publicly offered to send bangles to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during UPA rule.

However, BJP leader Mukesh Tandon filed a complaint against the Vidisha MLA on the same day and police registered a case under Sections 294 and 594 of the Indian Penal Code.

Later in the evening, BJP workers allegedly barged inside Bhargava’s residence and factory premises. They smashed windows and cars.

Bhargava alleged that Tandon and his supporters were involved in the act of vandalism. He has filed a complaint but no case has been registered so far.

“We have taken the complaint and are looking into the CCTV footage that has been accessed from the spot. Personnel have been deployed both at the MLAs house and at his factory to prevent any untoward incident,” police said.

Shashank Bhargava has also announced that he would sit on a hunger strike if action is not taken against the Vandals.

When asked about his misogynistic remark against Smriti Irani, Bhargava said, I had just referred to her conduct when Dr Manmohan Singh was the prime minister. She used to send bangles to him but now has gone completely mute when the prices of the essential petroleum products have reached an all-time high.”

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