Gujarat election result: Jignesh Mewani rejects BJP win predictions, says 'exit polls are nonsense'

Jignesh, who is a social activist and Dalit lawyer, said that BJP is definitely going to lose this time in Gujarat. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 17, 2017, 07.12 AM (IST)

With several exit polls predicting BJP's return with a clear majority in Gujarat, an independent candidate from Vadgam, Jignesh Mewani on Sunday rejected the predictions of the saffron party's win, saying the polls predictions are nonsense. 

Jignesh, who is a social activist and Dalit lawyer, said that BJP is definitely going to lose this time in Gujarat. 

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Jignesh also attacked the Gujarat model, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlights in his every address to the public, saying that it is nothing but a deception and the people of the state understand it.

In his earlier interview to a leading daily, the social activist went on to say that nobody in Gujarat wants a bullet train and people would be more happy with decent medical facilities in primary and district healthcare centres.

Vadgam constituency has an electoral population of about 2.42 lakhs, of which there are about 74,000 Muslims, 42,000 Dalits, 25,000 Thakors, 8,000 Darbars, 9,000 Prajapatis, 4,000 Brahmins and about 25,000 Chaudharies.

The counting of votes for the 182 assembly seats of Gujarat will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday.