New Delhi: In a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday, newly elected legislator in Gujarat Assembly Jignesh Mevani said he will stand guard against the politics of hatred and division, and stick to constitutional values and the "politics of love".
The emerging Dalit icon also said that Prime Minister posed threat to democracy and country's constitution.
"The 125 crore people of this country are watching that someone is not being allowed to speak for merely demanding the release of Chandrashekhar Azad, effective implementation of the Constitution and two crore jobs to the youth.
"If an elected representative does not have the right to do so, then this is Gujarat model," Mevani said while addressing the Yuva Hunkar Rally in New Delhi.
Stating that he and others with him wanted to save the Constitution and democracy, Mevani said, "The BJP can charge us with fake cases, but we will continue to stand for Constitution and speak the language of love."
Mevani also accused that some files related to corruption in Gujarat have been destroyed.
"The files haves been destroyed after we won the elections. But, we will make sure that the facts come out in public domain soon", he said.
Taking a dig at the BJP and the right wing activists, Mevani further added, "We believe in India's polity. We are not love jihad guys. We're pyaar ishq muhabbat zindabad guys."
"We will celebrate 14th February (Valentines' Day)," Mevani said to huge cheers from the audience.
Mevani also refuted the allegation that he made a provocative speech which led to clashes in Bhima Koregaon near Pune in Maharashtra.
"Not a single word I spoke is inflammatory. I am a trained lawyer and respect the law. Moreiver, I am a lawmaker now," Mevani said.
Addressing the rally former JNU students union leader Kanhaiya Kumar also said that they believe in politics of love and unity, not hate and division.
"Hate and division are their way of doing politics. We believe in politics of love. With this politics we will continue our fight for justice", Kanhaiya said.
Dubbed as 'Yuva Hunkar Rally', Mevani's march was flagged off at 10 am from Ambedkar Park Rani Garden despite not getting permission from the police.
"Rather than asking us why we are going ahead with the rally "despite not having permission", media should ask the Delhi Police why they kept lying about cancellation of permission", youth leader Shehla Rashid said in a tweet while thanking the large number of youths who gathered for the rally.