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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani arrested for sharing tweet

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani has been arrested by Assam Police for sharing a tweet, which has now been removed. It is reported that he has been taken to Assam.
10:45 AM Apr 21, 2022 IST | APN Live
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Jignesh Mevani, who is MLA from Gujarat was arrested by Assam Police on Wednesday night over a tweet. It is reported that he was arrested based on a complaint by a BJP leader in Assam over now-removed tweets by Twitter on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nathuram Godse.

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It is reported that he was arrested from a Circuit House in Palanpur around 11.30 pm and then was taken to Ahmedabad. On Thursday morning, he was taken to Assam.

Suresh Jat, who is Jignesh Mevani’s aide was quoted saying to news agency PTI that as per a document shared by the officials of the Assam police, an FIR has been lodged over a tweet by Gujarat MLA. However, the tweet was removed by Twitter. The tweet was about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nathuram Godse.

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Later, Gujarat Congress president Jagdish Thakor and other Congress leaders rushed to Ahmedabad airport as they got to know about the arrest and shouted slogans against the ruling government.

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Jignesh Mevani is a Dalit leader and convenor of the political party Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch. He was an independent MLA but he extended support to Congress last year. He is MLA from Gujarat’s Vadgam, a lawyer-activist and also a former journalist.

On his Twitter, it can be seen that the tweets that were posted by him on April 18 have been withheld due to a request by authorities.

Earlier, Jignesh Mevani along with his friend and Jawaharlal Nehru University’s former students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, had a press conference with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in September last year. At that time, Kumar joined Congress and Mevani extended his support to Rahul Gandhi till the end of his term as an independent MLA, after which he would join the Congress party.

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