Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad

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Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad
FounderSwami Karpatri
Founded1948
Merged intoBharatiya Jana Sangh

Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad (RRP, "All India Council of Rama's Kingdom") was a right-wing -Hindu Indian political party founded by Swami Karpatri in 1948. The RRP won three Lok Sabha seats in the 1952 elections to the national Parliament and two in 1962.[1] In 1952, 1957 and 1962, it won several dozen Vidhan Sabha seats, all in the Hindi belt, mostly in Rajasthan. Like other Hindutva-based parties, the RRP believed in the implementation of a uniform civil code in India.[2] The party eventually merged into the Jana Sangh, the precursor to the Bharatiya Janata Party.[2] The RRP was Dharmic, which significantly affected the political outlook of the party. Hindu Dharma does not generally accept the (Western) concept of a nation-state because Dharma is said to permeate the entire universe rather than demarcate people based on a geo-political entity such as state. It is presently headed by Ankit Singh Parihar under the spiritual guidance of Shankracharya of Govardhan Math Puri Swami Nischalanand Saraswati.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Biographical sketches of Third Lok Sabha". National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Retrieved 2006-08-14.
  2. ^ a b Chad E. Bell. "Party politics in India, 1963-2000". Archived from the original on 15 July 2006. Retrieved 2006-08-14.

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