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Jignesh Mevani

Jignesh Mevani


Jignesh Mevani is a social activist turned politician in Gujarat, who contested and won the Vadgam assembly seat in 2017 as an independent candidate. Hailing from a Dalit family, Mevani is perceived as a leader for Dalit rights. He spearheaded the protest march called Dalit Asmita Yatra from Ahmedabad to Una following the deadly attack on Dalit men in Una village by so-called “Gau Rakshaks.” The march culminated with 20,000 Dalits attending the protest, including a Dalit woman, who vowed to give up jobs of removing cow carcasses.

Personal Life

Full Name Jignesh Mevani
Date of Birth 11 Dec 1982 (Age 39)
Place of Birth Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Party name Independent
Profession Activist/Politician
Father's Name Natwarlal Shankarlal Parmar
Mother's Name Chandraben


Permanent address 47 Naroda (Gujarat) constituency , at Serial no 598 in Part no 118
Present address 47 Naroda (Gujarat) constituency , at Serial no 598 in Part no 118
Contact number 9724379940

Interesting Facts

He contested the 2017 assembly elections as an Independent candidate with support from Congress and AAP. He worked as a journalist for Abhiyan, a Gujarati magazine after receiving a diploma in Journalism.

Political Timeline

  • 2017
    He contested and won the 2017 assembly elections from Vadgam by defeating BJP rival Vijaykumar Chakravarti by a margin of 19,696 votes.

Early Life

  • 2004
    He served as a reporter for Abhiyan, a Gujarati magazine (2004-2007).
Net WorthN/A

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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