The families who received agricultural land parcels under the provisions of the Agriculture Land Ceiling (ALC) Act are unable to cultivate it due to alleged encroachment on it by non-Dalits, Mevani said in the memorandum.
On May 20, Mevani uploaded a forwarded video on Twitter, without checking its veracity, and even tagged the handle of the Prime Minister’s Office. The video shows a person in a room beating children with a foot ruler and kicking them.
Admitting to reading the pulse of the people wrong, Mevani said he thought these issues would “create a lot of trouble for Modi”, but “the culture of Hindutva has prevailed”. He said “what Modi has done in the last five years was good enough to wipe him out”, but it was “collective insanity” that it did not happen.
“Naa behenein, naa baachiyaan, naa maatayein surakshit hai, Modi tere raaj mein sirf gai surakshit hai. (Under Modi, only cows are protected, not sisters, mothers and girls.) In the name of cow (protection), you murdered 35-40 innocent people,” Jignesh Mevani said.
Though not into active politics, Swara Bhaskar has been a vocal critic of the BJP and recently launched a scathing attack on right-wing trolls for attacking her on Twitter over her repeated criticism of the central government.
An indignant Mevani hit back saying he would sue the BJP leader for defamation and alleged that in the backdrop of the "silence" of the ruling BJP in Gujarat, during the anti-migrant violence, Giriraj's outbursts were tantamount to "ulta chor kotwal ko daante".