Working class most affected by corruption- Jignesh Mevani

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Working class most affected by corruption- Jignesh Mevani

· Mr. Mevani was talking at the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS) in Pune hosted by MIT School of Government

· Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS) is going on in Pune between January 18, 19 & 20, 2019

Pune 20th January 2019: Jignesh Mevani, MLA and activist, Gujrat said that Working class is most affected by corruption in India. He was talking in Pune at MIT School of Government’s 9th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad in ‘Casteism and Corruption: Biggest blots in Indian Democracy’ session. Mr. Rahul Karad, Founder & Dean, MIT-SOG and Executive President- MIT World Peace University felicitated Mr. Mevani during the BCS.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Jignesh Mevani said: “More than 80 crore people cannot spend more than Rs20 in a day due to corruption. There are crimes against dalits in every 18 minutes and 90% of them still live in the outskirts of villages. When I first entered the assembly after becoming the MLA, the employees of assembly like peons, liftmen came to me and told that our salary is Rs12,000 but we receive only Rs7000-8000. After this I asked myself a question which still leaves me in thought that Gujrat Assembly who cannot pay minimum wages to its own employees, there, what law we will make? In our country, who will be the landowner and who will be landless is decided by caste. Although in Gujrat, land is divided between Adani and Ambani and not to Aadivasi and OBC. According to a survey there are 98 types of untouchability prevailing in Gujrat.”

He added that “Celebrate Valentine’s Day, fall in love because without falling in love, there will be no inter-caste and inter-religion marriages.

Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS) is a first-of-its-kind social initiative, aimed at channelizing the youth towards the strengthening of democracy and tackling issues related to nation building. This event invites students from colleges and institutions from across the country. The 9th edition of BCS has prominent personalities from different walks of life providing their views on a range of topics regarding India’s progress and development as an emerging global power. The aim of the event is to encourage young minds to be politically active and work towards the development of the country.

MIT’s School of Government (MIT-SOG) offers UGC approved 2 years Masters Course in Political Leadership Government (MPG) which is designed to channelize the strength of young aspirants and to enable them to be competent political leaders. This program helps individuals to better comprehend how governments operate and interact, the influence government policies have on the economic stability and growth, and how laws affect the social and political environment of the country. Those who are interested in contesting elections and or working with leading political leaders, social leader, and other government bodies, or as back office executive in political parties etc. gets highly benefited from this course. Students with Masters in Political Leadership and Government (MPG) gets various career prospects such as Research Associate, Political Analyst, Policy Associate, Political Strategist, Political Consultant, Election Research & Campaign Managers, Social Media Analyst,etc.

MIT-SOG is the only school in India which teaches political process to young students with political aspirations. This school is based on the Kennedy School of Politics, USA.