Youth leader and Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani arrested by Assam Police

The reason behind the arrest of Mevani, a Dalit leader and convenor of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch party, is not clear yet

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A Dalit leader, Mevani first emerged as a strong youth opposition face in Gujarat, along with Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakore, before the 2017 Gujarat Assembly polls

Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani was arrested by Assam Police from the Palanpur Circuit House in Gujarat late on Wednesday and will be deported to Assam later on Thursday.

The reason behind the arrest of Mevani, a Dalit leader and convenor of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch party, is not clear yet. However, some of his recent tweets were withheld as per the orders of the authorities.

“Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani arrested by Assam police from Palanpur Circuit House. Police yet to share the copy of the FIR with us, we have been informed about some case filed against him in Assam and is likely to be deported to Assam tonight,” Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar wrote on Twitter.

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Mevani had joined the Congress along with Kumar in September last year. Mevani extended his support to Rahul Gandhi in a press conference with Kumar, and said that he would support Congress till the end of his term as an independent MLA, after which, he would join the party.

A Dalit leader, Mevani first emerged as a strong youth opposition face in Gujarat, along with Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakore, before the 2017 Gujarat Assembly polls.

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