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Time to Focus on ‘Real Issues’: Mevani Slams BJP at Yuva Rally

Delhi police denied permission for the ‘Yuva Hunkaar Rally’ but organisers held it as scheduled.

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Jignesh Mevani holds Constitution in right hand and Manusmriti in left, asks Modi to choose either one.
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Exclusive: Jignesh Mevani talks to The Quint

Speaking exclusively to The Quint Jignesh Mevani says his life was at danger from BJP forces.

BJP is insecure of my rising influence in Gujarat.
Jignesh Mevani

When asked about the relatively low turnout, he is satisfied with the turnout at his Yuva rally. He adds that he is content that so many people turned up for the rally despite rumours of it being cancelled.

5:20 PM , 09 Jan

We Stand Against Corruption: Jignesh Mevani

Jignesh Mevani enthralls audience at the rally and says that he and his supporters stand against the sidelining of real issues like corruption, poverty, and unemployment by the Modi Government.

Jignesh Mevani to choose between Manusmriti and Indian Constitution.
Jignesh Mevani to choose between Manusmriti and Indian Constitution.
(Photo: Shadab Moizee/The Quint)

In his speech, Mevani criticises Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami for his "bias journalism".

4:52 PM , 09 Jan

Akhil Gogoi Also Addresses the Rally

Akhil Gogoi, a peasant leader and an RTI activist from Assam, slams the BJP government's Citizenship Bill. He also talks about the poor growth of jobs in the country.

4:34 PM , 09 Jan

We Stand for the Constitution: Kanhaiya Kumar

Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar addresses the Yuva Hunkar Rally amid a thinning crowd. He clarifies that they do not want hatred or violence.

We do not stand for any religion but we stand to protect our constitution.
Kanhaiya Kumar

Kumar also takes a jibe at Anant Ambani for prioritising Reliance over India.

4:06 PM , 09 Jan

Turnout Not Upto the Mark

Not an impressive turnout at rally.
Not an impressive turnout at rally.
(Photo: The Quint/Meghnad Bose)
Not an impressive turnout at rally.
Not an impressive turnout at rally.
(Photo: The Quint/Meghnad Bose)

Crowd at the rally thins further even though Jignesh Mevani and Kanhaiya Kumar are yet to address the rally.


Published: 09 Jan 2018, 10:56 AM IST
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