Dalits of Gujarat to invite Amitabh Bachchan to ‘Badbu Gujarat Ki’: Jignesh Mevani


Surat: On collision path with the BJP government of Gujarat, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani has said that his supporters will invite bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan to witness the rot in the state. In a facebook post Mevani said that "Dalits of Gujarat will write a postcard" to Amitabh Bachchan inviting him to visit the state now. 

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Bachchan has been promoting Gujarat tourism with the famous taglines, `Khushbu Gujarat ki' and `Kuchh din toh Gujariye Gujarat mein'. 

Jignesh Mevani, convener of UDALS, said they will organise a public meeting on September 13 in the city where thousands of Dalit families will write postcards to Bachchan.

"Following PM Narendra Modi's request, he had done `Khushbu Gujarat Ki' commercials. Now, as we Dalits have stopped disposing of carcasses, he should come to Gujarat to spend some days and experience the `Badbu Gujarat Ki' (stink of Guja rat)."

After the Dalits stopped removing carcasses following the Una atrocity, several places are stinking with decomposing dead animals that have not been disposed of. The Dalit organisation has also stated that it will initiate a movement for all land less people of Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Castes, apart from dalits. It also intends to raise the plight of employees hired on fixed-pay salary. Mevani said that the dates of their `Rail Roko' agitation will be announced soon.

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