Election Results: Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani wins from Vadgam

Jignesh Mevani
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Ahmadabad, Dec 18: Dalit leader and independent candidate Jignesh Mevani attained victory from Vadgam constituency in the high-stakes Gujarat Assembly elections.

Mevani defeated BJP’s Vijaykumar Harkhabhai Chakravarti  by 18,150 votes.

The 36-year-old lawyer and activist came into the limelight after he organised agitations in the aftermath of reports of atrocities against Dalits in Una district of Gujarat. He led a long  protest march ‘Azadi Kooch’ demanding land for his community.

The counting of votes has started at 8 am on Monday.

The voting was held in two phases in the state on December 9 and 14. According to the EC, the voter turnout in the first phase was 66.75, while in second phase of voting on Dec 14 was 69.99 percent.


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