Kamal Nath takes a dig at Kailash Vijayavargiya

BHOPAL: Defending the administration’s action against BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayavargiya for ‘Indore mein Aag’ remark, chief minister Kamal Nath said that Vijayavargiya should decide who to support — mafia or public.

Speaking to media at Satna airport on Sunday, the CM said, “Kailash Vijayavargiya should decide whether he wants to remain with the BJP or mafia. It is necessary for the youth to follow the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi whose 150th birth anniversary we are celebrating” .

After Vijayavargiya’s video went viral on social media, the Indore police registered cases against 350 BJP leaders, including Vijayavargiya, under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 188 (disobedience of an order duly promulgated by public servant) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

The police action against BJP leaders has enraged the BJP, which alleged political vendetta. The party also organised a protest in Indore and Bhopal against the action. “The government is deliberately targeting BJP leaders and filing cases against them in the name of action against mafia. The party will oppose every such action and would not succumb to such tactics,” said BJP state president Rakesh Singh.