EXCLUSIVE| BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya praises son for choosing not to contest in MP election

| Updated: 14 November, 2023 7:58 pm IST

NEW DELHI: The election fever has reached its peak in Madhya Pradesh as elections are set to begin in the poll-bound state on November 17. The New Indian’s Executive EditorRohan Duareached Indore and conversed with the BJP national general secretary and state politics veteran Kailash Vijayvargiya, who has also been fielded by the saffron party in the assembly elections.

While the senior leader from the BJP got a ticket, his son Akash Vijayvargiya couldn’t get it for himself. Kailash revealed to The New Indian that it was in fact his son who asked the party high command to not allot him a ticket, writing a letter to the National President JP Nadda requesting him to not give him a ticket.

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When asked about how satisfied he feels that the party has given him the responsibility to contest elections, if not his son at least, he expressed that he is just following the party’s orders. “We are the party’s soldiers. We work on their orders. Party has formed a decision that we have to contest elections then we don’t think about the future,” he said.

He further mentioned that his son has exhibited traits of a good party worker by withdrawing his candidature. “My son also, on his own, wrote to the national president that if you are giving a ticket to my father then don’t give me one. I think he has exhibited the traits of a good party worker by writing a letter to the national president, requesting him to not consider him for the elections as a candidate,” he added.

The father, when asked about how he plans to reward him for his responsible gesture, said that the relationship of a father and son is such that it doesn’t require any rewarding back. “The relations between a father and son are as such that it doesn’t need rewarding back. This is a relation of love, responsibilities, accountability, hence it doesn’t need to be rewarded back. He followed ‘putra dharm’ and I followed ‘pitr dharm’. We are standing for each other,” he divulged.

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