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Jignesh Mevani’s election campaign

When Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani decided to take the electoral plunge, he had no organisation, no booth level workers – not even enough money to put up hoardings. But he did not want any funds from corporates or big political parties. And then you intervened!
More than 600 of us came together to raise 20,00,000 rupees for his campaign from Vadgam seat to ensure he only focuses on the people, and not funds!
And guess what? Jignesh Mevani won the election by 20,000 votes and he is now an MLA!
You can read more about the campaign on DailyO, Quint, Live Mint, The News Minute, Newsclick, Janta Ka Reporter.

Bilal Zaidi

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