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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani campaigns for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Bihar

Mevani's canvassing for Kumar, who is pitted against firebrand BJP leader Giriraj Singh is being seen as an attempt to garner Dalit support in favour of the upper caste CPI candidate in a caste-riven state like Bihar. 

Mar 29, 2019, 18:21 PM IST

Jignesh Mevani insults PM Modi, calls him 'namak haram'

Jignesh Mevani says PM Narendra Modi should be ashamed for having remained silent when migrant workers were being beaten in Gujarat.

Oct 26, 2018, 12:35 PM IST

Jignesh Mevani says BJP defeat difficult in 2019, questions united Opposition's strategy

There have been growing calls of forming a joint Opposition ahead of 2019 general elections to defeat the BJP.

Jul 23, 2018, 11:58 AM IST

Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakor booked for raiding woman's home; trio blame liquor mafia

A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and Gujarat MLAs Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani following a woman's allegation that the trio illegally raided her home for the same.

Jul 07, 2018, 22:29 PM IST

Jignesh Mevani receives death threat allegedly from gangster Ravi Pujari

Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani had allegedly received a death threat from a person who identified himself as fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari.

Jun 08, 2018, 22:20 PM IST

Bhima-Koregaon violence: BJP accuses Congress of using Dalits as tools to create anarchy

The Pune police on Wednesday arrested five people allegedly having close Maoist links, including prominent Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, from Mumbai, Nagpur and Delhi in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence on January 1.

Jun 07, 2018, 16:17 PM IST

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: BJP files complaint against Jignesh Mevani, Prakash Raj for remarks on PM Modi

BJP Karnataka wing wrote to the Chief Electoral Officer accused Mevani and Raj of making relentless attempts towards jeopardising PM`s and Yeddyurappa`s image

May 01, 2018, 08:36 AM IST

Jignesh Mevani detained at Jaipur airport

After Mevani was stopped at the airport, the Gujarat MLA took to Twitter and explained that he was going there to talk about Indian constitution and Baba Saheb Ambedkar.

Apr 15, 2018, 19:09 PM IST

Ruckus after Jignesh Mevani's supporters allegedly obstruct BJP MPs from garlanding Ambedkar's statue

BJP MP Kirit Solanki was reportedly among those who were stopped from paying tributes to Dr Ambedkar.

Apr 14, 2018, 10:53 AM IST

Jignesh Mevani alleges Gujarat Police planning to kill him in encounter

Dalit activist and Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani has alleged that Gujarat Police is planning to kill him in an encounter.

Feb 24, 2018, 10:27 AM IST

Jignesh Mevani detained in Gujarat after Ahmedabad bandh call over Dalit activist’s self-immolation

Mevani had convened Dalit protesters to converge at a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar in Sarangpur.

Feb 18, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Has anyone ever said 'I love you' to PM Narendra Modi, Jignesh Mevani asks on Valentine's day

Mevani also tweeted about the Malayalam song Manikya Malaraya Poovi featuring actress Priya Prakash Varrier to take potshots at the RSS.

Feb 14, 2018, 15:13 PM IST

Ensure defeat of ‘chaddidharis': Jignesh Mevani calls for anti-BJP alliance in Karnataka

Jignesh Mevani said that he will campaign along with the 'like-minded' parties against the BJP in Karnataka.

Jan 30, 2018, 12:55 PM IST

Rohith Vemula's mother must join politics to teach 'Manusmriti Irani' a lesson: Jignesh Mevani

Mevani called the death of Rohith "an institutional murder"

Jan 18, 2018, 10:22 AM IST

Scribes boycott Jignesh Mevani meet after he asks TV channel to leave

Mevani was to address a short media meet when he asked the reporter of an English channel to remove his equipment and 

Jan 16, 2018, 20:05 PM IST

Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel to hold rally with Sharad Pawar and Sitaram Yechury in Mumbai

It is expected that the Mumbai police will not give permission to the opposition leaders to hold the rally.

Jan 16, 2018, 11:40 AM IST

All you need to know: January 9, 2018

Jan 09, 2018, 18:48 PM IST

Ghar wapasi, love jihad discussed in Modi govt, real issues ignored: Jignesh Mevani

Newly-elected Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Tuesday accused the ruling government of not paying heed to the real issues - corruption, poverty and unemployment.

Jan 09, 2018, 18:26 PM IST

Jignesh Mevani's rally cancelled, triggers massive protests in Delhi

Delhi Police had on Monday denied permission to Jignesh Mevani to hold the 'Yuva Hunkar Rally.'

Jan 09, 2018, 10:47 AM IST