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  • 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.

  • Ramdas Athawale slams opposition over Maoist threat letter issue

    Jalna, Union minister and RPI leader Ramdas Athawale today lambasted opposition parties for doubting the genuineness of a letter suggesting a Maoist plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said the opposition should not play politics over the issue of national security. “There are many issues you can politicise. But the opposition should not politicise this issue as it is related to national security,” Athawale said at a

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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.

  • FPJ Exclusive: Ready to Quit NDA for Dalit Unity, says RPI leader Ramdas Athawale

    After the Bhima-Koregaon riots, the focus is once again on Dalit unity, in order to consolidate the votes for 2019 elections. During the entire event and politics which unfolded thereafter, Prakash Ambedkar, leader of Bharip-Bahujan Mahasangh has emerged as a strong national Dailt leader, whereas Ramdas Athawale, president of Republican Party of India (RPI -A) and Union Minister for Social Justice has gone on the backfoot. While speaking with Vivek

  • 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.

  • BMC elections: RPI (G) to tie up with Congress

    Mumbai : The Republican Party of India (RPI Gawai) to go in for alliance with the Congress party for upcoming Zilla Parishad and Municipal Corporation elections to be held in the state of Maharashtra.

  • Clan battle in SP, will help BJP in UP polls: Athawale

    Raipur : Republican Party of India (RPI) president and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale, on Saturday, claimed that the “ongoing rift within Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh will certainly benefit BJP” in the upcoming assembly polls in that state.

  • If Maya contests, will field Rakhi against her: Athawale

    Allahabad: Union Minister and Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said his party was hoping to contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in alliance with the BJP and considering to field actress Rakhi Sawant against Mayawati if the BSP supremo contests.

  • 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.

  • Mumbai: Dalit-Maratha ‘solidarity rally’ now at Kolhapur

    Mumbai: The Dalit-Maratha “solidarity” rally, which was postponed indefinitely due to unrest in Nashik, has been shifted to Kolhapur. The rally has been now scheduled to take place on November 11, said union minister Ramdas Athawale, who mooted the rally.

  • 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.

  • Make law to safeguard funds for Dalits from Maha govt: Ramdas Athawale

    Mumbai: RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Sunday demanded a law that would safeguard funds meant for the development of Dalits and ensure it not used for any other purpose, except their social welfare. “The state government, in every budget provides funds for the development of Dalit adivasis on the basis of their population.

  • Pune college row: Student wings demand ouster of principal

    Pune: Student wings affiliated to Congress, NCP and various other political outfits today demanded the ouster of Fergusson College Principal over a letter written to city police seeking action against group of students for purportedly raising anti-national slogans during an event here.