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  • Jignesh Mevani, 14 Congress MLAs suspended for day amid din in Gujarat Assembly; evicted by marshals Sep 21, 2022 02:41 PM IST

    Jignesh Mevani, 14 Congress MLAs suspended for day amid din in Gujarat Assembly; evicted by marshals

    As soon as the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly began, Leader of Opposition Sukhram Rathva demanded a special half-hour discussion on the issues concerning agitating government employees, farmers, Anganwadi workers and ex-servicemen.

  • PM Modi cannot imprison truth, Jignesh Mevani's arrest undemocratic: Rahul Gandhi Apr 21, 2022 12:57 PM IST

    PM Modi cannot imprison truth, Jignesh Mevani's arrest undemocratic: Rahul Gandhi

    Mevani was arrested by the Assam Police from Palanpur town in Gujarat on Wednesday night over a tweet and taken to Assam by air in the early hours, officials said.

  • Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani arrested by Assam Police over tweets on PM Modi Apr 21, 2022 09:47 AM IST

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

    Mevani, who had extended support to the Congress last year, has been held after his recent tweets on PM Modi, according to reports. After a police complaint by Anup Kumar Dey, a resident of Bhabanipur in Kokrajhar district in Assam, a case was lodged against Mevani under different sections of IPC and IT Act

  • Kanhaiya Kumar joins Congress in presence of Rahul Gandhi, Jignesh Mevani says he extends support Sep 28, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar joins Congress in presence of Rahul Gandhi, Jignesh Mevani says he extends support

    Mevani said he cannot join the party formally for now since he is an independent MLA

  • Worthwhile to look at history of communists' presence in Congress: Manish Tewari Sep 28, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    Worthwhile to look at history of communists' presence in Congress: Manish Tewari

    "As speculation abounds about certain Communist leaders joining Congress it perhaps may be instructive to revisit a 1973 book ''Communists in Congress'' Kumarmanglam Thesis. The more things change the more they perhaps remain the same. I re-read it today," Tewari said in a tweet.

  • Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani to join Congress today Sep 28, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani to join Congress today

    Before the formal joining, the two activist-turned politicians will go to Bhagat Singh Park at ITO at 4 pm to garland the statue of Bhagat Singh on the occasion of 114th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter. Rahul Gandhi will also attend the garlanding event organised by the Indian Youth Congress.

  • Kanhaiya Kumar joining Congress today? CPI says this: Report Sep 28, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar joining Congress today? CPI says this: Report

    Kanhaiya Kumar had joined the CPI ahead of the 2019 general election and unsuccessfully contested from Bihar's Begusarai against Giriraj Singh of the BJP.

  • Can Jignesh Mevani, Kanhaiya Kumar bring some change in Congress? Sep 27, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Can Jignesh Mevani, Kanhaiya Kumar bring some change in Congress?

    The entry of the two activist-turned politicians from Gujarat and Bihar will certainly be good optics for the Congress given that many young leaders such as Jyotiraditya Scindia, Jitin Prasada and Sushmita Dev have deserted the party in the past couple of years.

  • Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani to join Congress on October 2: Report Sep 20, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mevani to join Congress on October 2: Report

    Mevani, who represents the Vadgam constituency in Gujarat, will be appointed as the Congress' state working president following his induction into the party, the report claimed.

  • Kanhaiya Kumar in Congress? Meeting with Rahul Gandhi triggers speculations Sep 16, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Kanhaiya Kumar in Congress? Meeting with Rahul Gandhi triggers speculations

    Kanhaiya Kumar is a Communist Party of India (CPI) leader, who is a former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president.

  • Opinion | Thakore’s exit signals ends of Congress’ ‘caste cowboy’ strategy in Gujarat Apr 12, 2019 12:24 PM IST

    Opinion | Thakore’s exit signals ends of Congress’ ‘caste cowboy’ strategy in Gujarat

    The Congress can no longer seen to be able to ensure a balance between the Patels, who feels deprived of benefits given to Dalits and Other Backward Classes (OBCs), and the Thakores who are backward Rajputs.

  • Jignesh Mevani campaigns for Kanhaiya Kumar in Bihar Mar 29, 2019 08:08 AM IST

    Jignesh Mevani campaigns for Kanhaiya Kumar in Bihar

    The social media was abuzz with pictures of the two young politicians traversing the dusty tracks of Begusarai, sometimes on foot and sometimes pillion riding on bicycles, as they addressed several small political meetings seeking support for the upcoming Left leader.

  • Opinion | As a Congress leader, Hardik Patel will face a new set of challenges Mar 12, 2019 02:44 PM IST

    Opinion | As a Congress leader, Hardik Patel will face a new set of challenges

    For the Congress, Hardik Patel is an effective leader in the farmer belt who can target the policies of the Narendra Modi government. He also retains a great capacity to attract crowds in Gujarat, which no other Congressman has been able to do in the state.

  • Ahmedabad college principal, vice-principal resign after trustees recall Jignesh Mevani's invite Feb 12, 2019 09:34 PM IST

    Ahmedabad college principal, vice-principal resign after trustees recall Jignesh Mevani's invite

    Calling the move “undemocratic” and one that “curbs the rights of free speech and expression”, Principal Shah tendered his resignation. Vice-Principal Mohanbhai Parmar followed suit

  • Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani attacks PM Modi over bullet train project Dec 29, 2018 12:07 PM IST

    Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani attacks PM Modi over bullet train project

    Without naming the BJP, Mevani alleged that the issue of construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya is being purposefully raised as Lok Sabha polls are approaching.

  • Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani not allowed to meet Bhim Army activists at Muzaffarnagar jail Dec 28, 2018 10:06 AM IST

    Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani not allowed to meet Bhim Army activists at Muzaffarnagar jail

    Jignesh Mevani had come to meet the activists after visiting hours on December 27 evening, therefore, he was not allowed a meeting.

  • PM Modi did 'lethal surgical strike' by not providing jobs, implementing GST: Jignesh Mevani Jul 03, 2018 11:00 AM IST

    PM Modi did 'lethal surgical strike' by not providing jobs, implementing GST: Jignesh Mevani

    The MLA from Vadgam seat in Gujarat was speaking to reporters at Palanpur town in Banaskantha district yesterday.

  • Journalists boycott Jignesh Mevani's press meet after he asks a TV channel to leave Jan 17, 2018 09:59 AM IST

    Journalists boycott Jignesh Mevani's press meet after he asks a TV channel to leave

    As soon as the newsmen started getting ready for the event by arranging the microphones, Mevani asked the reporter of an English news channel to remove his equipment

  • Modi government poses threat to democracy, Constitution: Jignesh Mevani Jan 09, 2018 06:04 PM IST

    Modi government poses threat to democracy, Constitution: Jignesh Mevani

    The rally -- held in Parliament Street in the heart of the national capital where prohibitory orders are in force through the year -- was demanding the release of Dalit outfit Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad.

  • Jignesh Mevani's request for Delhi rally not granted so far: Police Jan 09, 2018 08:49 AM IST

    Jignesh Mevani's request for Delhi rally not granted so far: Police

    "No permission granted so far by Delhi Police to hold proposed protest at Parliament Street in view of NGT orders. Organisers have been constantly advised to go to alternate site, which they are reluctant to accept," the office of Deputy Commissioner of Police, New Delhi, tweeted tonight.

  • Bhima Koregaon violence: FIR against Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid Jan 04, 2018 01:45 PM IST

    Bhima Koregaon violence: FIR against Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid

    Both were charged for allegedly creating a rift and spreading disharmony between the Maratha and Dalit communities.

  • Permission denied to Jignesh Mevani event, students detained Jan 04, 2018 11:37 AM IST

    Permission denied to Jignesh Mevani event, students detained

    A police official said the number of students and activists detained outside the Bhaidas Hall in suburban Vile Parle was not yet available.

  • 'Nostradamus predicted in 21st-century world's best actor will be from India': Jignesh Mevani attacks PM Narendra Modi Jan 04, 2018 11:00 AM IST

    'Nostradamus predicted in 21st-century world's best actor will be from India': Jignesh Mevani attacks PM Narendra Modi

    In August last year, PM Modi had said, “If you want to shoot, shoot me, but not my Dalit brothers.” The PM was reacting to attacks on Dalits by cow vigilantes.

  • We will safeguard Constitution, says Jignesh Mevani while slamming BJP Jan 01, 2018 08:08 AM IST

    We will safeguard Constitution, says Jignesh Mevani while slamming BJP

    Mevani was speaking at 'Elgaar Parishad' here, organised to commemorate the 'Battle of Bhima-Koregaon'. JNU student leader Umar Khalid, late Dalit research scholar Rohit Vemula's mother Radhika, Bhim Army president Vinay Ratan Singh and Prakash Ambedkar, former MP and grandson of Dr B R Ambedkar were present at the event.

  • Jignesh Mevani to contest as Independent with Congress support Nov 27, 2017 11:40 AM IST

    Jignesh Mevani to contest as Independent with Congress support

    The moves comes after sitting MLA Manibhai Vaghela said the state Congress asked him not to contest the polls from the seat "as a part of an agreement" with Mevani.

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