Gujarat elections 2017: Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani says he will not join any party ahead of polls

Reported By : Purav Patel| Updated On : 06 Nov , 2017 , 02:43 PM
Guj elections: Mevani says he will not join any party ahead of polls (Image: PTI)
Guj elections: Mevani says he will not join any party ahead of polls (Image: PTI)
New Delhi:

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Thursday spoke at length about its chances to join hands with Congress in Gujarat. He continued to attack Bhartiya Janata Party on its policies.

Mevani said that he works for the welfare of Dalits and will continue to fight against the anti-Dalit policies of BJP.

On being asked about his chances to join Congress, Mevani said that the party should clear its stand on the 17 demands that been put out to them. He said that land has been allocated but only on paper.

Mevani said that there should be Reservation Act in Gujarat. He added that the promises made during Una incident have not been fulfilled.

“I have been asked to join Congress but I will not join hands with them. I will meet Rahul Gandhi with lot of questions,” said Mevani.

The government has met with Patidars but have so far ignored Dalits. We have only seen dictatorship in last 22 years.

Mevani cleared that he will not join any party during the upcoming polls.   

First Published : Thursday, November 02, 2017 02:16 PM
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