Ahmedabad, Dec 19: After winning debut election as an independent candidate from Vadgam in Gujarat, Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani on Monday said that the country is ready for change in the 2019 Lok Sahba elections as the BJP could get only 99 seats despite its repeated claims of winning 150.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, “The country is ready for change. That’s why against the target of 150 seats you could manage to win only 99. And it is just the beginning. A storm will come for a change. (Also Read: Alpesh Thakor And Jignesh Mevani Win But What Has The Congress Gained?)
His tweet came hours after PM Narendra Modi’s remarks in which he said that the country was ready for economic reforms. Mevani had contested the polls as an independent and was backed by the Congress. The 36-year old Dalit leader also vowed to raise issues concerning farmers and labourers in the state assembly.
Earlier on December 18, Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch convener Jignesh Mevani won from Gujarat’s Vadgam seat, defeating Bharatiya Janata Party’s nominee Vijay Chakravarti by 19,696 votes.
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Speaking after his victory, Mevani had said,”Everyone was standing with me. I promise to people, I will keep working for you. I will submit memorandum to Palanpur’s district collector tomorrow morning and start constructing road here. BJP’s victory is very unfortunate for this country we hope we will give tough fight to BJP in 2019.”