Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani who became a Gujarat MLA from Vadgam seat via Congress’ support, has embroiled himself in serious controversies in recent days. It was reported that Mevani had received funding from violent Islamist outfit named Popular Front of India (PFI) for his election campaign.
Now he has incurred the wrath of Social Media, after he was recorded on national television speaking about Prime Minister in absolutely derogatory terms (Video via @porinju):
Listen to ‘top quality’ emerging YOUNG leaders of Gujarat ?pic.twitter.com/E6XIEuIvg7
— Porinju Veliyath (@porinju) December 19, 2017
As seen in the video, Mevani is seen saying in an extremely condescending tone that Modi has become mentally old now and that “us youths” (Mevani and others) will enter politics. He then asked PM Modi to retire from politics and go to the Himalayas to “melt his bones”, which colloquially means, “to go and die”. To which another such “youth leader” Hardik Patel is seen laughing.
People thus were incensed at Mevani and decided to outrage as a result:
Don’t think anyone in Liberal Media will criticise them for disrespecting PM Modi. Only disrespect of MMS is not allowed. https://t.co/2d3FqASpxu
— Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) December 19, 2017
This was my point about arrogance. Listen to the arrogance of power drunk Jignesh Mevani, elected as first time MLA.
Please, from now, think 10 times before you say that PM Modi is getting “arrogant”. https://t.co/4QpwEjYUDV
— Sujoy (@CW_dynastycrook) December 19, 2017
“PM should go to Himalayas to get his bones burnt”. The new hero of the Lutyens Gang. https://t.co/JZkgrkqWof
— S. Sudhir Kumar (@ssudhirkumar) December 19, 2017
— I m Vikas (@rupahasit) December 19, 2017
— Alok Bhatt (@alok_bhatt) December 19, 2017
So uncouth, rude and out and out obnoxious. If THIS troika is the future of Gujarat, I am seriously scared for the state! https://t.co/JTaEvc3swR
— Shefali Vaidya (@ShefVaidya) December 20, 2017
This raises the question whether the Congress party approves of Mevani’s language, if not then would it come out to condemn him and thereby openly dissociate itself form Mevani and his politics.
Also in November, Rahul Gandhi was quoted as claiming that, We’ll Criticise PM Modi, But Won’t Disrespect Him, so now that a person which his party supports has outright made derogatory statements against the PM, would he (Rahul) too now take a stance and condemn him?