Gujarat Assembly Polls: Jignesh Mevani has been granted bail by a court in Assam

News Desk: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani has been granted bail by a court in Assam in a case over tweets on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nathuram Godse.

He told reporters “It is a conspiracy by the BJP and the RSS. They did this to tarnish my image. They have been doing this systematically. They did it to Rohit Vemula, they did it to Chandrasekhar Azad, now they are targeting me”.

Mewani was charged with criminal conspiracy, offence related to place of worship, outraging religious feelings, and provocation that might lead to breach of peace.

In his complaint, BJP leader Arup Kumar Dey has alleged that Mr Mevani’s tweets are “likely to incite a section of the masses belonging to a certain community”.

Dey told reporters “We are lucky to have Modi ji as our Prime Minister and Mevani is trying to link his name with the recent violence. Is Prime Minister Modi responsible for that? He says Godse is Prime Minister Modi’s God, what proof does he have?”

The Congress has alleged that the arrest was made with an eye to the coming assembly elections in Gujarat.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted “Modi ji, you can try to crush dissent by abusing the state machinery. But you can never imprison the truth”.