Ambedkarite Party of India

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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.[1] Vijay Mankar is the national president.[1]

The API fielded 34 candidates in the 2014 Indian general election, who together received 185,095 votes (0.03% of the nationwide vote).[2] It contested 5 seats in the 2016 Kerala Assembly election[3] and one in the 2017 Goa Assembly election.[4] The party participates in alliances such as the Purogami Lokshahi Aghadi for the 2017 Nashik municipal elections.[5]


  1. ^ a b Ambedkarite Party of India. Press Release, July 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Partywise performance and List of Party participated, Election Commission of India.
  3. ^ Kerala Assembly Elections - Results Summary—2016.
  4. ^ Srividhya Iyer, "Goa Election Results 2017 on Aaj Tak",, March 12, 2017.
  5. ^ Tushar Pawar, TNN, "Alliance led by ex-cop to contest 77 seats", Times of India, February 3, 2017.