Republican Party of India

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Republican Party of India
रिपब्लिकन पार्टी ऑफ इंडिया
President Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
Founded 1952
Preceded by Scheduled Castes Federation
Ideology Dalit Buddhist movement
Dalit nationalism
International affiliation None
Colours Blue
Politics of India
Political parties

The Republican Party of India (RPI) is a dalit political party in India.[1] It has its roots in the Scheduled Castes Federation led by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. RPI won only 3 seats in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election, 1962.


During the recent years RPI suffered severe internal strife.[2] Several distinct parties claim the name of RPI.[3] There are more than 50 factions of RPI. In 2009, all factions of RPI except Prakash Ambedkar's Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangha reunited to form a united "Republican Party of India (United)". Later, Republican Party of India (Gavai) split again from the united party. Splinter groups of RPI include:

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Notes and references[edit]

  • A splinter faction of RPI, Haryana Republican Party merged with Congress in May 2004.
  • In June 2011, Republican Party of India (Athawale) joined the right wing alliance of Shivsena and BJP.


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