DAINIK NATION BUREAU
A newly elected MLA Jignesh Mevani, on Tuesday has alleged that the BJP is targeting youth leaders like him and they including the RSS instigating violence against Dalits in Bhima Koregaon in Maharasthra.
While addressing in Yuva Hunkar Rally, Dalit leader Mevani said that we (Hardik (Patel), Alpesh (Thakore) and Jignesh (Mevani) with the support of the youth in Gujarat) brought the BJP down from over 150 seats (target set by BJP in Gujarat) to 99 seats. That is why we have been targeted.
Frustrated with this, the RSS and BJP spread violence in Bhima Koregaon. The rally for which the Delhi Police had originally denied permission was held at the Jantar Mantar, a short distance from the Parliament in central Delhi. But Mevani and his supporters shelved plans of taking out a procession to the Prime Minister’s Office.
he also said that when he fought elections in Gujarat he always spoke about bringing people together.
Throughout the election campaign we said that for 22 years the BJP followed the politics of division, while we always spoke about binding people together. We don’t follow love-jihad. We only talk about love and harmony. We will celebrate April 14 and Valentine Day too,” he added.
Referring to the violence that marked the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle in Pune last week, he asked: “Why the violence took place in Bhima Koregaon?
“I don’t have to answer it but you have to answer me… This you have to answer why Rs 15 lakh didn’t come in everyone’s account, why no jobs to youth? Why farmers were shot dead in Mandsaur? Why no justice to the Una Dalit victims? Why Najeeb Ahmed went missing? Why Rohit Vemula died? We’ll ask all these questions from you (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji.”
Earlier, scores of people gathered around the barricaded Parliament Street for the protest march planned by Mevani. “No permission has been given to anyone (to hold a rally),” Joint Commissioner of Police Ajay Chaudhary told reporters here.
Vadgam MLA alleged that the police and the union government for denying permission to the protest. An elected representative is not allowed to speak. This is extremely unfortunate.