Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh

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Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh
भारिप-बहुजन महासंघ
Chairperson Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar[1]
Founded 1999[2]
Youth wing Bharipa Bahujan Federation[3]
Ideology Dalit Socialism
Political position Centre-left
Colours Blue

Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh is a political party in India. The party was formed in 1999, through a split in the Republican Party of India. The party is led by Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr. Ambedkar. The party fights for the rights of the Dalit bahujan community. BBM is primarily based in Maharashtra. The complete name of the party is Bharatia Republican Paksha - Bahujan Mahasangh (Indian Republican Party - Majority Grand Union). Bharatia Republican Paksha is abbreviated BhaRiPa.

In the 13th Lok Sabha elections during 1999 Party President Mr Prakash Ambedkar was elected from the constituency Akola.[4] 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.

In the elections to the Maharashtra state assembly 1999 BBM had put up 34 candidates. In total BBM got 606 827 votes, and won three seats. In Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election, 2014 Baliram Siraskar won from Balapur in Akola on Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh ticket[5] by a margin of 6939 votes.[6]

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