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Republican Party of India (Khobragade)

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The Republican Party of India (Khobragade) is a political party in India, a splinter group of the old Ambedkarite Republican Party of India, named for its leader,

The Late president Mr.Br.Rajabhau Khobragade. Now the National President is Mr.Upendra Shende (Ex.MLA, Maharashtra). .

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

National activity

It contested one seat in Chhattisgarh in the Indian general election, 2004, receiving 4,790 votes.[1]

The party's last national representation was after the Indian general election, 1977, where it contested twelve seats, and won two, with a total of 956,072 votes. The two successful candidates were Gawai Daulat Gunaji, in Buldhana, Maharashtra, and Lal Hemraj Jain in Balaghat Kacharu, Madhya Pradesh.[2] After this, it contested twenty-five seats in the Indian general election, 1984, receiving a total of 383,022 votes;[3] two seats in the Indian general election, 1984, receiving a total of 165,320 votes;[4] nineteen seats in the Indian general election, 1989, receiving a total of 486,615 votes;[5] six seats in the Indian general election, 1991, receiving a total of 91,557 votes;[6] and three in the Indian general election, 1996, receiving a total of 8,491 votes.[7] It did not contest the Indian general election, 1999,[8] but in the Indian general election, 1998, it contested one seat in Madhya Pradesh, receiving 2,167 votes.[9]

State activity

The Maharashtra State president is Mr.Sayaji Waghmare. Who is working with his team for the major issues of the state, particularly he took a great interest in to the PANCHAMI LAND. Which was originally belongs to the scheduled caste people, but because of their poverty and the ignorance, this land were occupied by the caste Hindus of this state.