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  • I am not suffering from rising fuel prices as I am minister: Ramdas Athawale

    Jaipur: When asked if the hike in the fuel prices affected him, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale confessed that he is unfazed by the hike, as he is a minister. Referring to the allowances he gets, Athawale, who was in Jaipur said, “I am not suffering from rising fuel prices as I am a minister. I may suffer if I lose my ministerial post.”

  • Nothing wrong in using the word Dalit, RPI will approach SC to challenge govt’s advisory, says Ramdas Athawale

    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale is of the view that usage of the word ‘Dalit’ should not be done away with. He has stated that his Republican Party of India (RPI) will approach the Supreme Court to challenge the government’s advisory which had asked media to refrain from using the word.

  • Ujjain: Madhya Pradesh should waive farmer loans

    Ujjain: Head of the Republican Party of India and Union minister of State for social justice and empowerment, Ramdas Athavale participated in the concluding ceremony of ‘bhim-yatra’ at Dussehra maidan on Sunday.

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    Bhima-Koregaon violence: Two charitable trusts file PIL against Prakash Ambedkar, others

    Mumbai: Two charitable trusts, Action for Good Governance and Networking in India and Public Concern for Governance Trust have filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court (HC) against the State of Maharashtra, The Director General of Police (DGP), Commissioner of Police (CP), Mumbai, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, Republican Party of India (RPI), Bahujan Mukti Party (BMP), Baudhjan Panchayat Samiti (BPS), Shivraj Pratisthan and Samasta Hindu Aghadi.

  • Civic polls: RPI (A) sacks state unit chief

    Mumbai: The Republican Party of India (A) on Friday removed its state president Bhupesh Thulkar from his post for campaigning for a party worker who is contesting on BJP ticket in the Pune municipal corporation polls.

  • Mumbai: RPI to contest in 19 BMC seats

    Mumbai: Republican Party of India (A), BJP’s Dalit ally in Central and state governments, will contest on 19 seats after both the parties arrived at a ‘consensus’.

  • BMC Elections: Candidates rebel within their own parties on last day of nomination filing

    In race to head the richest civic body, ended up on a sour note for major political parties in Mumbai. On the last day of filing nominations for the upcoming elections of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), political parties faced rebellions from within their own parties. While parties were busy finalising their final candidates list, rebellions from within the parties took the stage.

  • Now, Ramdas Athawale wants Balochs to avail OBC quota!

    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale has mooted classification of the Balochs living in India under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category.

  • Ramdas Athawale bats for reservations for upper castes

    Mumbai : Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Thursday batted for the Marathas and reiterated his demand of 25 per cent reservation for the upper castes from various categories including Maratha, Patels, Rajputs, Gujjars, etc.

  • Athawale faux pas at oath-taking ceremony

    New Delhi: Senior Republican Party of India (RPI) leader Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday forgot to mention his name while taking oath as Minister of State – but was quickly corrected by President Pranab Mukherjee.

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    Suspend govt servants who speak against reservation: RPI (A)

    Mumbai: Republican Party of India (A) president Ramdas Athawale today come out against the statement of Gujarat High Court judge J B Pardiwala on the reservation system and demanded that all government servants who speak against the “constitutional provision” should be suspended from service.

  • Let women SHGs sell their wares in malls, says Athawale

    Mumbai: After batting for the Marathi dish, kandapohe, to be served in all hotels across the state, Ramdas Athwale, the chief of the Republican Party of India, has now demanded reservation for women self-help groups (SHGs) in malls.

  • After Marathi films, it’s Marathi menu in hotels

    Mumbai :  Republican Party of India (A) leader Ramdas Athawale has now started pitching for ‘Marathi’ menu in restaurants across Maharashtra. Vice president of the RPI Vivek Pandit has written a letter to the hotel and restaurant owners’ association in this regard.

  • Walk and talk is the way to go

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has just come out of a gruelling Budget session of the state legislature. Both, his aggressive ruling partner and the opposition, made sure he had his hands full at the recently concluded session.