AHMEDABAD: Dalit chief and MLA Jignesh Mevani on Tuesday arrived in Gujarat, almost two weeks after being arrested by the Assam police, and hit out on the state’s BJP authorities calling it “nikamma” (ineffective) for doing nothing when a legislator from the state was “kidnapped” and brought away.
Addressing a gathering quickly after touchdown in Ahmedabad, Mevani additionally threatened to present a name for ‘Gujarat bandh’ on June 1 if circumstances in opposition to Dalits in Una tehsil (filed over protests put up assault on some Dalits in July 2016) and different agitators within the state will not be withdrawn and calls for of grade pay for policemen and different protesting teams not met by the federal government.
“I wish to inform the Gujarat authorities that you’re so ‘nikamma’ (ineffective), that you can do nothing when the Assam police got here to Gujarat to trample upon its pleasure. You ought to be ashamed of it.
“The Assam police kidnapping an MLA from Gujarat and taking him to Assam is an insult to 6.5 crore people of Gujarat,” the impartial MLA stated on the gathering the place state Congress president Jagdish Thakor, and senior occasion leaders like Arjun Modhwadia and Amit Chavda had been additionally current.
He made the individuals assembled for the programme take an oath to by no means vote for the BJP or attend an RSS shakha.
Mevani additionally focused the Assam authorities for not saying “sorry” over a decrease courtroom’s vital statement relating to an FIR filed in opposition to him within the north-eastern state.
“Instead of feeling ashamed over the observation made by the court, questioning its conscience and reviewing its character, it (Assam government) came out with a stay order (from Gauhati High Court) so as not to publish that review order (of lower court). But it is not yet ready to say sorry,” he stated.
Among different issues, the HC had stated that the decrease courtroom’s statement in regards to the case in opposition to Mevani showing to be “manufactured to keep him in custody for longer” was past its jurisdiction in a bail matter.
Mevani arrived in Ahmedabad within the night to a convincing welcome by his supporters on the airport.
The MLA from Vadgam in Banaskantha district thanked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and different nationwide and Congress leaders from Gujarat and Assam for his or her help throughout his arrest.
Two weeks in the past, Mevani was picked up by the Assam police from Palanpur in Gujarat over his purported tweet in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Soon after being launched on bail within the tweet case just a few days in the past, he was rearrested for allegedly assaulting a policewoman who was a part of the police occasion which accompanied him to Kokrajhar in Assam.
The Gujarat MLA was granted bail within the second case additionally and on Saturday final he accomplished pending bail formalities at a courtroom in Kokrajhar.
He was granted permission by the courtroom to go away the Assam city as considered one of his bail situations was to remain throughout the limits of the courtroom’s jurisdiction.