Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani’s Convoy Attacked During Campaign



Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Tuesday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters attacked his convoy when he was campaigning, a charge denied by the ruling party. The 34-year-old is contesting the Gujarat polls from Vadagam in Banaskantha district as an Independent candidate with outside support of the Congress. The constituency, around 200 km from Ahmedabad, is reserved for SC candidates.Police said one of the vehicles in his convoy was hit by a stone, damaging its window, but no one was injured.”A vehicle in Mevani’s convoy was hit by a stone but nobody was injured. Mevani was in another vehicle. We will initiate whatever legal proceedings are required in the matter,” said Banaskantha SP Niraj Badgujar.


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