Republican Party of India (A)

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Republican Party Of India (Athvale)
रिपब्लिकन पार्टी ऑफ इंडिया (आठवले)
Chairperson Ramdas Athavale

Dayal Bahadure

Dr.Rajeev Menon
Headquarters 34, Insa Hutement, Azad Maidan, C.S.T.Mumbai-01
Women's wing Rakhi Sawant
Ideology Socialism,
Political position Centre-left
Colours Blue
Alliance NDA
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
1 / 245
Politics of India
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Flag used by various Dalit parties of India

The Republican Party of India (Athavale) is a political party in India, a splinter group of the old Ambedkarite Republican Party of India. The president of the party is Ramdas Athavale & the Secretary of the party is Dayal Bahadure.

After 2004 election, it had a small representation in the Lok Sabha and was a constituent of the ruling United Progressive Alliance. Its presence is limited to Maharashtra.

Recently, all factions of the RPI except Prakash Ambedkar's Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangha reunited to form a united "Republican Party of India". RPI (Athavale) also merged in this united RPI.

In 2011 the party aligned itself with the BJP-led NDA.[1]

On 28 September 2015, the RP(A) was one of 16 parties in Maharashtra to lose it's registration for not submitting audited balance sheets and IT return documents since 2005. Thus they have lost their official election symbols.[2]