Bhima Koregaon violence: Jignesh Mevani-Umar Khalid event denied permission; 16 FIRs lodged

Posted on 05 January 2018 by GGS News

New Delhi : Dalit leader and MLA of Gujarat Jignesh Mevani, who is in the eye of a political storm, on Friday debunked allegations of playing any role in the recent violence and caste clash at Bhima Koregan village in Maharashtra.
He said the Maharashtra Government has registered a “frivolous” case as the RSS and the BJP are afraid of his rising popularity.

He said he neither visited Bhima Koregan nor took part in the Maharashtra bandh post the violence in Bhima Koregaon.
Mevani further said he had not made any inflammatory statement and cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi that if he was targeted and Dalits were tortured then he would teach him a lesson in the 2019 General Election.
He said the RSS and the BJP are against the Dalits, Muslims, farmers and youth.
Mevani further termed as “childish”, the case registered against him because the BJP arrogance of winning 150 assembly seats in the recent Gujarat elections was defeated.
He said he believed in the rule of law and therefore action should also be taken in the Koregaon incident.
The Dalit leader said his fight against casteism would continue and added that he was not against any particular caste.
Announcing his future programme, he said that a “Yuva Hunkar” rally will be organised in Delhi on January 9 to press for social justice.
Post the rally, he said he would meet the prime minister with ‘Manusmriti’ in one hand and Constitution in another and ask him to choose any one of them.

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