NEW DELHI: Gujarat legislator Jignesh Mevani on Monday alleged that his arrest by the Assam Police is a pre-planned conspiracy “designed” by the Prime Minister’s Office to destroy him forward of meeting elections within the state and termed it an act of “56-inch cowardice”.
Mevani additionally introduced that he would take to the streets and guarantee a Gujarat Bandh on June 1 on a raft of points — in search of motion towards these behind the leak of twenty-two examination papers, the latest restoration of “Rs 1.75 lakh-crore” price of medicine from the Mundra Port, and to press for the withdrawal of all instances towards Dalits in Una and towards minorities within the state.
“My arrest is an act of 56-inch cowardice and it has undermined Gujarat’s pride,” Mevani stated at a press convention in an obvious swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 56-inch chest assertion.
“My arrest by the Assam Police was a pre-planned conspiracy. It was in blatant disregard to protocol and rules for an MLA,” added the Independent MLA from Vadgam who has pledged his help to the Congress.
Mevani was picked up by the Assam Police from Gujarat on April 19 and brought to the northeastern state after a purported tweet that Modi “considered Godse as God”.
After being launched on bail within the case, the Dalit chief was rearrested on prices of assaulting a policewoman.
A courtroom in Barpeta granted him bail within the case and urged the Gauhati High Court to contemplate directing the Assam Police to reform itself to ‘forestall registration of false FIR like the current case.
” Mevani said he had only tweeted asking the prime minister to give a call for peace and harmony in Gujarat, a state he considers “Mahatma’s temple”. Does this mean you do not want to appeal for peace and harmony. I challenge BJP leaders to say Godse murdabad from Red Fort, if they are not Godse-bhakts,” he stated.
“It is my charge that this is a conspiracy designed by the Prime Minister’s Office. Gujarat elections are due soon and this is being done to destroy me. I fear there is every chance that by now they may have planted something on my computer which has been seized by them,” he added on the Congress headquarters right here.
Mevani additionally requested what the curiosity of the BJP or the prime minister might be in arresting him over a mere tweet as if he have been a terrorist.
“Such things are very dangerous for our democracy.” He alleged that the lady police officer was put below “pressure” to complain towards him, however he won’t go towards her “öut of generosity”.
The try to harass him had failed, Mevani declared.
On Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s declare that he was not conscious of the arrest, he stated, “It is impossible that the Assam CM does not even know about my arrest. He got offences registered against me at the instance of his political bosses.”
In Mevani’s view, it’s shameful that the judiciary had acknowledged that Assam is turning into a police state.
Detailing his subsequent plan of action, he stated he would combat all of the instances registered towards him.
“The manner in which all cases against Patidar community registered during their agitation have been taken back, all cases against Dalits in Una and against minorities in my Vadgam constituency should also be taken back “Paper leak instances be investigated by a SIT (Special Investigation Team) and Gautam Adani be investigated within the case of seizure of medicine price Rs 1.75 lakh crore from Mundra port,” he stated placing out an inventory of calls for. The Gujarat legislator stated there have been 22 paper leaks in Gujarat, Rs 1.75 lakh crore price of medicine present in Mundra port and a Dalit lady pressed rape prices towards a sitting minister, a difficulty that was mentioned within the Gujarat meeting.
No motion has been taken in these instances.
Besides, Mevani added, there was no motion towards the organisers of a Dharam Sansad for genocide towards a specific group however there have been two FIRs towards him on a tweet and a lady was used to get one other case registered.
“What does it show? What is the intention and priority of the Modi government?” he requested.