Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh

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Bharipa - Bahujan Mahasangh
ChairpersonPrakash Ambedkar[1]
Founded1994[2]
Youth wingBharipa Bahujan Federation[3]
IdeologyDalit Socialism
Secularism
Political positionCentre-left
Colours Blue
Seats in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
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Website
www.bharip.org

The Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (IAST: Bhāripa Bahujana Mahāsaṅgha; abbr. BBM) is an Indian political party founded by Prakash Ambedkar on 4 July 1994.[4] The party is a splinter group of the Republican Party of India and has its roots in the Scheduled Castes Federation led by B. R. Ambedkar. The president of the party is Prakash Ambedkar. The complete name of the party is Bharatiya Republican Paksha - Bahujan Mahasangh (Republican Party of India - Majority Grand Union). BBM is primarily based in Maharashtra.[5][6]

History[edit]

The party was formed on 4 July 1994, through a split in the Republican Party of India. The party is led by Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of B. R. Ambedkar.

In the elections to the Maharashtra state assembly 1999 BBM put up 34 candidates. In the 13th Lok Sabha elections during 1999, Ambedkar was elected from the constituency Akola.[7]

In the Lok Sabha election 2004 the party lost its parliamentary representation. In total the party had launched 16 candidates, all from Maharashtra. In Akola, Ambedkar was defeated by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate. BBM totalled 606,827 votes, and won three seats.

In 2014 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election Baliram Sirskar won from Balapur in Akola on Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh ticket[8] by a margin of 6939 votes.[9]

On 20 March 2018, Prakash Ambedkar founded new political party named the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi. On 14 March 2019, Ambedkar has announced the Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh will merge with the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi. He said that, despite the 'Akola pattern' of social engineering through the success of the Bharipa-Bahujan Mahasangh, the word 'Bharipa' (RPI) had limited the expansion of the party. He said that after the Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh will merge with the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, because the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi is acceptable in a broad sense.[10][11][12][13]

Electoral Performance[edit]

Lok Sabha Elections[edit]

Lok Sabha Term Indian
General Election
Seats
contested
Seats
won
Party Votes Party Votes % State (seats)
11th Lok Sabha 1996 4 0 3,29,695 1.2 Maharashtra (0)
13th Lok Sabha 1999 4 1 5,92,559 2.1 Maharashtra (1)
14th Lok Sabha 2004 16 0 4,28,566 1.3 Maharashtra (0)
15th Lok Sabha 2009 39 0 4,92,470 1.3 Maharashtra (0)
16th Lok Sabha 2014 23 0 3,60,854 0.7% Maharashtra (0)

Vidhan Sabha Elections[edit]

Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha[edit]

Vidhan Sabha Term Maharashtra
General Election
Seats
contested
Seats
won
Party Votes Party Votes %
10th Vidhan Sabha 1999 34 3 6,06,827 1.8
11th Vidhan Sabha 2004 83 1 5,16,221 1.2
12th Vidhan Sabha 2009 103 1 3,76,645 0.8
13th Vidhan Sabha 2014 70 1 4,72,925 0.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prakash Ambedkar sees major realignments coming - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 4 April 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ "official site". Archived from the original on November 11, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "official". Archived from the original on 3 July 2014.
  4. ^ The Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh founded on 4 July 1994 — The constitution of the BBM, page no. 1; Available to the Election Commission of India.
  5. ^ "भारिप-बहुजन महासंघ के अध्यक्ष प्रकाश अंबेडकर का नए राजनीतिक गठबंधन का ऐलान". https://m.aajtak.in (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019. External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ खोरे, अरुण (7 January 2018). "आंबेडकर की विरासत संभाल पाएंगे उनके पोते?". Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi website. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  8. ^ "Left Front wins in just 8 seats". DNA India. 20 October 2014. Archived from the original on 6 April 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Page Not Found". eciresults.nic.in. Archived from the original on 30 April 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  10. ^ "भारिप बहुजन महासंघ निवडणुकीनंतर वंचित आघाडीत विलीन होणार: प्रकाश आंबेडकर". Loksatta (in Marathi). 14 March 2019. Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  11. ^ अकोला, उमेश अलोणे, एबीपी माझा (14 March 2019). "भारिप बहुजन महासंघ वंचित आघाडीत विलीन करणार, प्रकाश आंबेडकरांची घोषणा". ABP Majha (in Marathi). Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  12. ^ author/online-lokmat (14 March 2019). "भारिप बहुजन महासंघ वंचित बहुजन आघाडीत विलीन करणार, प्रकाश आंबेडकरांचा मोठा निर्णय". Lokmat. Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  13. ^ "प्रकाश आंबेडकरांचा Big Decision..भारिप बहुजन महासंघ वंचित बहुजन आघाडीत विलीन करणार". divyamarathi (in Marathi). 14 March 2019. Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.

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