Vijayvargiya attends court over police complaint in Balurghat
BALURGHAT: BJP leader and central committee member Kailash Vijayvargiya attended Balurghat Court on Monday. He had been summoned by the court on the basis of the complaint lodged by Balurghat Police against him on May 9, 2018.
Vijayvargiya's lawyer and BJP candidate from Diamond Harbour Nilanjan Roy, however, said his presence in court had been a routine attendance and nothing else.
According to a source, the BJP leader, while delivering a speech before the Panchayat polls at Kamarpara located on the outskirts of Balurghat, attacked the police and local administration using 'unprecedented disrespectful and unethical language', to get attention from the voters. Following the incident, the police had lodged a complaint against him.
Police had also filed complaint against district BJP president Subhendu Sarkar and some other leaders, on the same charges. Sarkar had been subsequently sentenced to 12-day imprisonment.
Recently, Vijayvargiya had received a court notice
in which he had been summoned on the basis of the complaint.
"Vijayvargiya and the local BJP leaders had used abusive language against police and administration without any provocation, before the Panchayat polls while addressing the public in Kamarpara. Their intention was politically fabricated and it was for nothing but to gain public attention. Naturally, the police were compelled to file complaints against them," said a political observer.
After attending the court, Vijayvargiya took part in a nomination filing programme of party candidate Sukanta Majumdar, whom the party had fielded against Trinamool Congress candidate from Balurghat Arpita Ghosh.