Ambedkarite Party of India
The Ambedkarite Party of India is a political party in India based on the ideas of B. R. Ambedkar. The API was founded on April 14, 2013 and has its headquarters in Nagpur. Vijay Mankar is the national president.
The API fielded 34 candidates in the 2014 Indian general election, who together received 185,095 votes (0.03% of the nationwide vote). It contested 5 seats in the 2016 Kerala Assembly election and one in the 2017 Goa Assembly election. The party participates in alliances such as the Purogami Lokshahi Aghadi for the 2017 Nashik municipal elections.
- Ambedkarite Party of India. Press Release, July 2, 2014.
- Partywise performance and List of Party participated, Election Commission of India.
- Kerala Assembly Elections - Results Summary—2016.
- Srividhya Iyer, "Goa Election Results 2017 on Aaj Tak", India.com, March 12, 2017.
- Tushar Pawar, TNN, "Alliance led by ex-cop to contest 77 seats", Times of India, February 3, 2017.