“I believe in a sewing machine”- Jignesh Mevani

“I believe in a sewing machine. I am here to unite the people who have been left scattered because of 22 years of BJP’s divisive politics in Gujarat. They  talk about love jihad. I talk about only love. We will celebrate both April 14  and February 14.”

This was the newly elected MLA and Dalit leader from Gujarat, challenging the mindset of divisive politics.

“Do not deflect attention from roti, kapda aur makaan”

“In the name of ghar wapsi,cow protection and love jihad, the government is trying to deflect attention from issues of from roti, kapda, makaan, shiksha aur chikitsa. A conspiracy to manufacture a fake enemy is going on these days. Let me tell the government – that you keep taking the side of Adanis and Ambanis and we will keep talking about issues of Dalits, Adivasis, minorities and the poor,” he said.

Mevani strongly questioned the silence of the Prime Minister about the  violence against Dalits at Bhima Koregaon in Maharashtra, Una in Gujarat  and Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh and reiterated that the youth of this country will continue to ask these questions of the ruling regime.