Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh

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BRP - 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 (Hindi: भारिप-बहुजन महासंघ) is a political party in India. The complete name of the party is Bharatia Republican Paksha - Bahujan Mahasangh (Indian Republican Party - Majority Grand Union). BBM is primarily based in Maharashtra and became popular in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.


The party fights for the rights of the Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Minorities (bahujan) community. BBM is changing the mindset of traditional caste-based politics and works for a caste-free society. BBM gives opportunities in political power to the depressed classes. In India, the opposition parties almost vanished and the remaining ones are not working as the opposition.


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 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.[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. BBM totalled 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]


Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh leader Balasaheb Ambedkar operates on a national level. Ambedkar organized mass rallies against the institutional murder of Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad Central University. He also organised the Dalit Swabhiman Sangharsh Rally in Delhi at Parliament after the Unna Dalit atrocity case and also organised a rally against the demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan Mumbai.


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