Rahul Gandhi to meet Gujarat Dalit leader Mevani: Congress leader
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Rahul Gandhi to meet Gujarat Dalit leader Mevani: Congress leader

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi would meet Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani today at Navsari, a spokesperson of the party said.

Mevani, who has been critical of the ruling BJP in the state, is expected to discuss the demands of his community when he meets the Congress vice-president, who is currently on an election campaign tour of south Gujarat.

"Jignesh Mevani and other Dalit leaders had met Ashok Gehlot (Congress' Gujarat affairs in-charge) earlier and presented a set of demands to him," Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said.

"We have extended an invitation to Mevani to meet our vice-president Rahul Gandhi today. The two will meet at Navsari later in the day," he added.

Congress Scheduled Castes (SC) cell national president K Raju also said a meeting had been arranged between Rahul Gandhi and Mevani.

Mevani had earlier said he would meet Rahul Gandhi only when he was called to discuss the opposition party's stand on various demands of the Dalit community.

The Dalit rights campaigner, who has dubbed the BJP "anti-Dalit", had also said he had no plans to join any political party.

"I want to make it clear that neither have I joined the Congress nor am I going to join the party in the future. Not just the Congress, I have no plans of joining any other party as of now," he had told reporters in Ahmedabad yesterday.

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