Jignesh Mevani Election Result: LIVE UPDATES: The Dalit lawyer-activist Jignesh Mevani, along with Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel and OBC leader Alpesh Thakore, has emerged as the face of resistance against the BJP. The party has been in power for more than two decades now and it is surely trying to maintain it this time as well. Last month Mevani announced that he was standing in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections as an independent candidate from Vadgam constituency, Gujarat’s Sabarkatha district. Stakes are high on Mevani since he has spearheaded the dalit by organising movements against atrocities against the community in Una. Track LIVE Updates here:
11:54 am: Big win for Jignesh Mevani from Vadgam constituency
11:51 am: The Congress also supported Jignesh Mevani, a Dalit leader, not fielding a candidate against the 35-year-old in Vadgam. Mr Mevani was also supported by AAP.
11:46 am: Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani was contesting from the Vadgam (SC) seat as an Independent candidate supported by the Congress.
11:44 am: BJP leading on 105 seats, Congress on 69, Bhartiya Tribal Party on 2, NCP on 1 & Independent candidates on 4 seats.
11:41 am: Jignesh Mevani wins
11:10 am: Jignesh Mevani is leading so far
Following the exit poll results shown by the news channels, which predicted a majority to the ruling BJP in the recently-held election, several opposition leaders, including those from the Congress, Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, had raised the issue of a possibility of EVM hacking. Jignesh Mewani is contesting from Vadgam. While the BJP is seeking a sixth straight term in office, the Congress is aiming to stage a comeback in power after being in the opposition for over two decades.
The voting was held following an acrimonious campaign where both the main political parties indulged in no-holds- barred attacks on each others. While the BJP is seeking a sixth straight term in office, the Congress is aiming to stage a comeback in power after being in the opposition for over two decades. The counting of votes is being held at 37 centres across the state’s 33 districts, amidst tight security. For the 182 seats up for grabs, a total of 1,828 candidates contested the elections which were held in two phases on December 9 and 14.