Ahead of the second phase polling in Gujarat, a video has emerged on social media that shows Dalit activists Jignesh Mevani getting trolled by people attending his rally with chants of ‘Modi Modi’.
The incident took place when Jignesh was addressing a rally in Vadgam to seek public support for his candidature.
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During the course of his speech, when the 35-year-old chided Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the crowd started protesting by chanting ‘Modi Modi’.
In the video, tweeted by BJP's national IT head Amit Malviya, Mevani can also be seen raising religious slogans.
He told the crowd that ‘he would say Allah o Akbar six times before saying Jai Shri Ram five times’. Immediately after this, the crowd erupted with chants of ‘Modi, Modi’, forcing him to leave without completing his speech.
Mevani is contest elections as an independent candidate from Vadgam. The Vadgam assembly constituency is located in Banaskantha district. The seat is reserved for member of Scheduled Caste.
The first phase of elections in 89 constituencies on Saturday saw a 66.75 per cent turnout. The maximum voting (79.15 per cent) was seen in the tribal district of Narmada, followed by Tapi with 78.56 per cent, and the minimum (59.39 per cent) recorded in Devbhoomi Dwarka district.
The election in the remaining 93 constituencies in central and northern regions of the state will be held in the second phase on December 14. Counting of votes will take place on December 18.