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
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) is also merged in this united RPI.

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