Jignesh Mevani wins Gujarat Election 2017; Boost for Congress party

Jignesh Mevani wins Gujarat Election 2017; Boost for Congress party
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Jignesh Mevani, the strong candidate of Congress has finally won the seat from Vadgam constituency. He is contesting as an independent leader from the Vadgam constituency of Gujarat. However, Jignesh Mevani’s win from the Vadgam constituency is somehow appreciable for Congress because he belongs to the Congress party. The Gujarat Elections 2017 is the much-awaited elections of the year that have triggered a lot of controversies amid BJP-Congress. However, in the Gujarat elections, the Congress party came over with the major setback to BJP with some prominent leaders. For the Gujarat elections, Congress fielded young leaders like Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani in the key constituencies.

Jignesh Mevani, the Dalit right campaigner has finally flagged his victory in Banaskantha district with 18,150 votes as the independent candidate of the Congress party. He is the popular leader of the Dalit community, who supported him for the victory in Gujarat elections. Jignesh Mevani emerged as the winner in the easy contest. However, the exit polls have also declared his win over Vadgam constituency in Gujarat. Jignesh Mevani becomes popular after he came up with the agitation of the atrocities against Dalits in Una district of Gujarat. He led long march named Azzadi Kooch for demanding the land for his Dalit community.

However, all of his efforts for his community have finally shown the positive results to him. Also, Jignesh victory in Vadgam constituency will be the major setback for the BJP party. The 36-year-old Jignesh Mevani is the lawyer and activists who have contested as the independent leader for the first time in Gujarat. And he garnered more support from his Dalit community for whom he had protested. Earlier during the Gujarat election campaign, Jignesh Mevani said we want to overthrow the 22 years of Bharatiya Janta Party, but he also said that we are not endorsing Congress. However, he belongs to Congress party but has fought and won independently from the Vadgam constituency.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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