Vidarbha Rajya Party

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Vidarba Rajya Party (Vidarba State Party) is a political party in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The party works for the formation of a separate Vidarbha state in eastern Maharashtra. The party leader is Banwarilal Purohit. In the 2004 Lok Sabha elections Banwarilal Purohit stood as a candidate in Nagpur and got 27 928 votes (3,52%). Except Purohit, Keshaorao Shende stood as a VRP candidate in Ramtek, and got 9 046 votes (1,4%). Purohit has earlier been a member of All India Forward Bloc, Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).