Gujarat Dalit leader and Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani has urged that all “pro-poor and progressive forces” to keep aside their ideological differences and come togetherto battle the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, next year.
He made this appeal while meeting Trunamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, last evening in Kolkata.
“All pro-poor progressive forces, pro-Constitution and pro-democracy forces must come together keeping their ideological and other differences aside against the fascist BJP government. That’s the only thing that can save us,” Mevani told media persons after the meeting with Banerjee at the state secretariat, Nabanna.
He termed the Narendra Modi government at the centre as “fascist”. However, asked about the meeting with Banerjee, Mevani said “It’s a courtesy call”. Mevani said the purpose of his visit to Bengal was to meet tribals and Dalits