Two days after winning the Vadgam seat as an Independent candidate in Gujarat Assembly election, Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch convenor Jignesh Mevani on Wednesday suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should retire and “go to the Himalayas”.
"I would very pro-actively want to say that Modi ji we are done with you; you are now boring to us. You should go to the Himalayas and visit a Ram Mandir and ring bells there," he said.
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"They (BJP) were claiming they would win 150 seats but that pride has been crushed; the same will happen in 2019. It is a victory for our movement. In the coming days, we will intensify our movement in the Assembly and on streets, will also corner them in 2019," he added.
Furthering his attack on the BJP, Mevani claimed that the saffron party had cheated with 8 crore youngsters by promising them jobs.
"He (PM Modi) made fake promises. He should apologise for cheating the people. Why doesn't he talk on the valid points? Why no canal has been made in Narmada River?" he added.
He went on to claim that over a dozen political parties had extended them (OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, Patidar leader Hardik Patel and him) support, and that their unity will defeat PM Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Mevani won from Gujarat's Vadgam seat, defeating BJP's nominee Vijay Chakravarti by 19,696 votes.
Jignesh Mevani led the movement against the ruling BJP and tried to unite Dalits and Muslims through his rallies like that of 'Chalo Una'.