Jignesh Mewani to contest in Gujarat Assembly elections 2017 from Vadgam
“Friends, I’m contesting from Vadgam-11 seat of Banaskantha district of Gujarat as an independent candidate,” Mevani tweeted.
However, during his recent interview on television he stated that he is not interested in politics.
Gujarat Dalit rights leader Jignesh Mevani was picked up by police from Ahmedabad airport on Friday evening, hours before PM Modi’s 2 day visit to Gujarat as part of his birthday celebrations. Mevani was kept at the crime branch office in Raikhad area and has been released now. Mewani’s statementment was recorded. He was accompanied by 500 Bhim Sevaks.
Jignesh Mevani returned from Delhi after attending the Dalit Swabhiman Sangharsh rally, which was addressed by Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of BR Ambedkar, and several Left leaders, including CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury.