Republican Party of India

The Republican Party of India (RPI) is a political party in India that was founded in 1957 by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution and a prominent social reformer. The party was established with the aim of fighting for the rights and interests of marginalized and oppressed communities, particularly the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).

Enlisted below some key points about the Republican Party of India:

  • Ideology: The RPI is guided by the principles of social justice, equality, and empowerment of marginalized communities. It seeks to address the social, economic, and political issues faced by SCs, STs, and other disadvantaged groups in India.
  • Dalit Movement: The RPI has played a significant role in the Dalit (formerly known as Untouchable) movement in India. It has advocated for the upliftment and empowerment of Dalits, working to eliminate caste-based discrimination and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Political Alliances: Over the years, the RPI has formed alliances with various political parties to consolidate the support base and work towards its goals. It has aligned with both regional and national political parties, depending on the political landscape and the interests of the marginalized communities it represents.
  • Leadership and Splinter Groups: Since its formation, the RPI has seen multiple factions and splinter groups emerging within the party. Different leaders have taken charge of these factions, and the party has witnessed internal divisions and realignments.
  • State-Level Presence: The Republican Party of India has a presence in various states across India, with varying degrees of influence and electoral success. It has contested elections and held political positions in states like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and others.


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