FreeCurrencyRates.com

इंडियन आवाज़     22 Jan 2019 05:22:36      انڈین آواز
Ad

Modi govt posses threat to democracy: Jignesh Mevani

Mevani..

Bisheshwar Mishra / New Delhi

Dalit leader and newly elected Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani today took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally near Jantar Mantar in New Delhi saying BJP government poses a “threat” to the country’s democracy and Constitution and termed the refusal to grant permission to his rally an example of the “Gujarat model” of politics.

He also slammed BJP and the right wing activists love Jihad propaganda. “We believe in India’s polity. We are not love jihad guys. We’re pyaar ishq muhabbat guys. We will celebrate 14th February (Valentines’ Day),” Jignesh Mevani said to huge cheers from the audience.

“The 125 crore people of this country are watching that someone is not being allowed to speak for merely demanding the release of Chandrashekhar Azad, effective implementation of the Constitution and two crore jobs to the youth” said Mevani adding that ‘If an elected representative does not have the right to do so, then this is Gujarat model.”

The rally witnessed a modest turnout and Mevani shared stage with JNU student leaders, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid and Umar Khalid. Assam’s farmer leader Akhil Gogoi and senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan also attended the rally.

Mr Mevani has been accused of inciting the recent caste clashes at Bhima-Koregaon near Pune, which spread across the next day. Last week, a case was filed against him by the Pune police, which accused him of spreading enmity among castes.

Ahead of today’s rally, Mr Mevani had announced his intention to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Office. At a press conference on Friday, he had said that he intended to knock at the PM’s door with two books, the Manusmriti and the Constitution, “and ask him what he chooses”.

The Delhi Police refused permission for the rally this morning, have cited a green court order that bans protests in the heart of the city. “Since there is an NGT (National Green Tribunal) order that no protest can be staged at Jantar Mantar, we have asked organisers to hold the protest at alternate sites like Ramlila Maidan,”said senior police officer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ad
Ad

SPORTS

A tough test awaits Indian at Indonesia Masters

Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu will resume her quest for glory in the new season, while Saina Nehwal and ...

Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand beats Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand scored a crushing victory over Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan ...

ICC Test Rankings: India, Virat Kohli maintain top positions

A maiden Test series triumph in Australia saw both the Indian team and its skipper Virat Kohli consolidate the ...

Ad

MARQUEE

Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

US school students discuss ways to gun control

             Students  discuss strategies on legislation, communities, schools, and mental health and ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema

AMN / MUMBAI Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said the government will soon start a single window cleara ...

Noted Film actor Kader Khan passes away in Canada

Born in Kabul, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna's "Daag" and has featured in over 300 fil ...

Ad

@Powered By: Logicsart