The Yuva Hunkar Rally called by Dalit leader and Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani, and peasant leader Akhil Gogoi from Assam, along with Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid, and Umar Khalid on January 9, saw a decent turnout. The rally saw senior Lawyers Prashant Bhushan, Bhim Army chief Vinay Ratan and youth leaders from all across the nation. The rally was held to question the ruling government on lack of employment, caste oppression and other promises that it failed to deliver. Akhil Gogoi, along with Vinay Ratan also spoke and demanded the released of Bhim Army founder Chandra Shekhar Azad. Issues such as farmer suicides were also raised.