NEW DELHI: Lawmakers of the ruling BJP will have a session with Prime Minister Narendra Modi that sources say will include a chat on discipline in the middle of a huge controversy over Akash Vijayvargiya, a party legislator who assaulted an official with a cricket bat last week and has been completely unrepentant about his behaviour.
PM Modi's meeting with 45 lawmakers this morning at his official residence in Delhi marked the start of these "discipline sessions".
BJP veteran Kailash Vijayvargiya's son Akash Vijayvargiya may become the first lesson in consequences. Sources say the BJP plans tough action against the newly-elected Madhya Pradesh legislator.
On Tuesday, a furious Prime Minister made it clear at the BJP parliamentary party meeting that Akash Vijayvargiya's conduct was unacceptable and action had to be taken. "If we have to lose an MLA, so be it. We have to set an example to prevent a repeat," PM Modi reportedly told lawmakers.