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Gujarat election 2017 key candidates: Jignesh Mewani

Jignesh Mewani is an independent candidate from the Vadgam (SC) constituency, with the Congress support

Jignesh Mewani, Gujarat Congress
Jignesh Mewani

Contesting as an independent candidate with support from the Congress, Mewani is the Dalit face of Rahul Gandhi’s challenge to BJP rule in A by profession, Mewani has had a hot and cold relationship with the in the past. Initially, Mewani was reluctant to be seen with the but later decided to rally behind the party as the polls approached. He contested against Chakravarti Harkhabhai of the BJP amongst others.

First Published: Sat, December 16 2017. 21:20 IST