Mevani to campaign against BJP in Karnataka

ANI | Updated: Jan 30, 2018 16:05 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Jan 30 (ANI): Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani has decided to campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka.

Speaking at an event to mark the 56th birth anniversary of slain journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, Jignesh Mevani said, "An alliance of all mainstream political parties and concrete people's alliance should come together to defeat 'chaddidharis' in the state."

Mevani said he would tell the Dalits in the state not to vote for the BJP.

"In April, I'll be in Karnataka for two weeks, will tell 20% Dalits in the state that not even their 20 votes should go to them (BJP)," added Mevani.

Mevani recently made headlines after being denied permission to hold a Yuva Hunkar rally in New Delhi. (ANI)