Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicJignesh Mevani

Topic: Jignesh Mevani

Bagga or Mevani, an unlawful arrest is just that. But tell that to Indians picking sides

The insidious trick used by the BJP in Jignesh Mevani’s case is not different from that used by the AAP in the case of Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga.

Will join Congress close to polls, need to break ‘illusion’ of Gujarat model, says Mevani

In interview with ThePrint, Independent MLA from Vadgam talks about arrest and rearrest by Assam police, upcoming Gujarat elections, and what his role in Congress will be.  

Gujarat court sentences Jignesh Mevani, 9 others to jail for 3 months over 2017 ‘Azadi’ march

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 each on all 10 convicts, including Mevani for holding the march 'without permission'.

Arrest was pre-planned conspiracy by PMO to destroy me, says Jignesh Mevani

The Independent legislator was arrested after a complaint from a BJP leader over a tweet.

Assam court grants bail to Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani in ‘assault’ case

Mevani was first arrested on 19 April by Assam Police over tweets against PM. He was re-arrested for 'assaulting' a policewoman soon after a court in Kokrajhar granted him bail.

After getting bail, Jignesh Mevani re-arrested for ‘assaulting’ police officer in Assam

Mevani, MLA from Gujarat’s Vadgam, was granted bail by a local court Monday, five days after he was picked up from Palanpur and brought to Assam over tweets attacking PM Modi.

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani arrested by Assam Police over ‘tweets on PM Modi’

Mevani, who had in September 2021 extended support to Congress, was picked up from Circuit House in Palanpur, Gujarat, and may be taken to Assam tonight.

Hardik, Anant, Jignesh — young ‘friends’ get Congress in war mode ahead of Gujarat polls

While Anant Patel and Hardik Patel are members of Congress, Jignesh Mevani is an Independent who has extended support to the party. Congress has been out of power in Gujarat since 1995. 

BJP on backfoot in Gujarat, time for Congress to mobilise people, Jignesh Mevani says 

Jignesh Mevani, who has pledged allegiance to Congress, said the reason he will join the party is because it stands for democracy and revolution. 

Congress must be saved for ‘smaller ships’ to survive, Kanhaiya Kumar on joining party

Former CPI member and student leader Kanhaiya Kumar joins Congress, says country's democracy is in danger, and saving Congress is a moment of urgency.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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