The Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Sivasagar Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC), Akhil Gogoi joined the team of Indian National Congress (INC) leaders outside Kokrajhar Police Station yesterday to protest against Jignesh Mevani’s arrest for tweet against PM Modi.
“Today met Jignesh Mevani at Kokrajhar Police Station. He is in a pretty jovial mood and is in a fighting spirit. He doesn’t seem to be tensed at all. After that protested outside the police station for his release.”, reads a tweet by MLA Gogoi yesterday.
“This is very shocking news that CM Assam has no information about the arrest of Popular Dalit leader, MLA Guzrat LA Shri Jignesh Mewani ji from Palanpur yesternight. How it happened? Can we believe it ??”, reads a tweet by Assam Congress General Secretary and spokesperson, Apurba Bhattacharjee.
Assam Congress leaders from Kokrajhar, Dhubri Chirang and Bongaigaon districts had participated in the protest. “We went to meet him, but not all of us were granted permission,” said party spokesperson Bhattacharjee to the mediapersons.
It may be mentioned that, MLA Mevani will be produced in the court tomorrow, after his remand period expires. “Since it is a holiday, he will be presented in the judicial magistrate’s chamber,” said Manoj Bhagawati, Congress Legal Cell Head. He is MLA Jignesh Mevani’s lawyer presently.