Earlier, Mevani had hit out at the BJP government over the bullet train project, saying, “Farmers in Gujarat and Maharashtra are opposing the bullet train project. My question is when Gujarat and Maharashtra farmers together are saying that they do not want bullet train, then why this is being done.”
The leaders who have been vocal critics of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are coming to the common platform in the run-up to the Parliamentary election due in a couple of months.
His selection as in-charge principal of H K Arts College four months ago despite his critical views about the government had surprised many. Hemantkumar Shah says he was given the responsibility because of “neutral” trustees of the college.
"...some student leaders who are from BJP, who did not like this and who are actively associated with Gujarat University gave threats to the Trust and to me saying that they will create ruckus at the function (since we invited Mevani) even if there is police,” said the principal.