Uttarakhand continues to be remain gripped by political uncertainty as parties anxiously wait for 28 March, when the Chief Minister Harish Rawat, is expected to prove majority in the assembly.
But this hasn’t deterred the BJP from issuing chilling warning to the state’s police chief of dire consequences if the saffron party came to power.
Speaking at a programme organised by the Indian Express, the party’s motormouth controversial leader, Kailash Vijayvargiya said, “If there’s some other government tomorrow, you must think what will happen to you.”
The police reports to the state government, but the brazenness with which the BJP leader warned the police chief in Uttarakhand of consequences would leave many law-abiding people stunned.
Vajayvargiya was commenting on the 18 March incident in the assembly, where the Congress workers, angry over the rebellion, did not allow their nine rebel MLAs and BJP legislators to leave the assembly building.
This is not the first time Vijayvargiya has sparked a controversy. Here are the list of controversies caused by this former mayor of Indore.
- “Shah Rukh Khan lives in India, but his heart is in Pakistan. His films make crores here but he finds India intolerant” On Shah Rukh’s intolerance comments.
- He calls the deadly Vyapam Scam ‘chhutput(small)’ matter in June last year. Two days later he’s promoted to the post BJP’s general secretary. Within months, he becomes one of the most powerful general secretaries in the party.
- In July 2015, he makes an utterly insensitive comment about journalist Akshay Singh, who died in mysterious circumstances while on an assignment to report on Vyapam scam. He said, “What journalist? Can there be a bigger journalist than me?”
The party insiders say that Vijayvargiya’s brazenness emanates from his close proximity to the party president Amit Shah, who he reportedly ‘helped a lot when Amit bhai was facing legal troubles in Gujarat.’
He’s now deemed as Shah’s one of the most trusted lieutenants and it was the BJP president who gave him the responsibility to oversee the ongoing crisis in Uttarakhand.