Jignesh Mevani

Jignesh Mevani

Jignesh Mevani, Dalit Activist,Vadgamsocial activist,Gujarat.

Jignesh Mevani is the Politician from Gujarat. Currently, He is independent MLA of Gujrat Assembly. He represents Vadgam district of Gujarat. Lawyer by profession, Jignesh Mevani is social activist as well. Jignesh led protests by Dalits in Gujarat.

Early Life

Personal Life

He was born on 11 December, 1982 in Ahemdabad. Born in Dalit family, native of Meu.


Completed his schooling from Swastik Vidyalaya & Vishwa Vidyalay Madhaymik Shala. Graduated in B.A. in English Literature. Thereby, received Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication. Afterwards, He received Bachelor of Laws.

Political Career

2016 Una Case

Protests broke out in Gujarat after attack on Dalit men. Thus, Jignesh Mevani led the protest march called Dalit Asmita Yatra. Adding to it, 20,000 Dalit Men & Womens participated in it.

Entry in Politics

2017 Gujarat Assembly Elections , Jignesh Mevani won from Vadgam seat. Further, Gujarat Activists like Hardik Patel & Alpesh Thakor. supported him. Also, INC & AAP extended supported to Jignesh Mevani.

Criticizing BJP

He has criticize BJP consecutively for its policies. Eventually, He gain support from opposition by criticizing BJP.

Controversies of Jignesh Mevani

Donations from PFI

Allegedly, Mevani was clicked receiving cheque from DPSI of Popular Front of India. However, PFI is under radar of NIA for supporting ISIS. Though, Jignesh Mevani initially dismissed this allegation. But, Later he admitted receiving donations.

Bhima Koregaon Violence

FIR was launched on Jignesh for giving Provocative speeches. And, Criminal offence against Mevani for promoting enmity between different groups. Meanwhile, this happened during Elgaar Parishad rally held in Pune. Actually this rally marked 200th year of the Battle of Koregaon.

Against Modi

In 2017, Jignesh said that Narendra Modi should retire & leave for Himalaya. Furthermore, He brutally criticized Modi for anti dalit politics.
Likewise, in public meeting when Jignesh asked to chant & Allah-Ho-
Akbar&. While,Crowd echoed Modi Modi .

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