Jignesh Mevani, the Dalit Politician has decided to fight Gujarat poll as an independent. He’ll be submitting his nomination papers on Monday, and for a seat that is reserved for Schedule Casts. “My fight is clearly against BJP,” he said, about his choice of standing as an Independent candidate. Jignesh, who is the leader of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch, will have to contest against BJP’s Vijaybhai Harkabhai Chakravati, and Congress’ Manibhai Vaghela for the reserved seat. Previously, it had been speculated that Jignesh could be joining Congress because of reported meetings with Rahul Gandhi. However, Mevani has ended the speculation for once and all.
Jignesh has began his tour of the state, with Hardik Patel. In a tweet, Mevani wrote, “Friends, I m contesting from Vadgam-11 seat of Banaskantha district of Gujarat as an independent candidate. We shall fight, we shall win.”
Jignesh has previously stated that Congress had agreed to 90 percent of grants that were present in the Manifesto of his party. He has asserted that BJP is not going to win the election in the state again, and its time that people also support his party. Jignesh is probably going to submit his nomination at around 12 PM tomorrow.