Swabhimani Paksha

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Swabhimani Paksha
ChairpersonRaju Shetti
IdeologyConservative liberalism
Political positionCentre-right
AllianceNational Democratic Alliance (2014-2017) United Progressive Alliance (2018-present)
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 545
[1](currently 518 members + 1 Speaker)
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
0 / 288

Swabhimani Paksha is a political party in Maharashtra, India, formed by Raju Shetti, as a political wing of the Swabhimani Shetkari Saghtana after its split from the Shetkari Sanghatana led by Sharad Joshi in 2004. In 2004, Raju Shetti was elected to the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha from Shirol constituency as a Swabhimani Paksha candidate. Later, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009 from Hatkanangle constituency.

The party joined the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance in 2014[2] and won one seat in the Indian general election, 2014 when Shetti was elected.[3]


  1. ^ "Members: Lok Sabha". loksabha.nic.in. Lok Sabha Secretariat. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Setback to AAP plans as Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana joins Sena-BJP led combine". The Economic Times. January 7, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "General Election to Loksabha Trend and Result 2014". Election Commission of India. May 16, 2014. Archived from the original on May 18, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2014.

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