Ramdas Athawale launches Republic Party of India in Tripura to work with BJP
By Our Correspondent, 11/01/2021, Agartala

The Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment also the national president of Republican Party of India (RPI) who is in Tripura visit on Monday launched the Tripura unit of his party and wanted to contest the forthcoming elections in the state in alliance with the ruling BJP party. Satyajit Das has been appointed as the RPI president of the state committee.

RPI aligned with the BJP in 2011 before the elections, and since then it has been a part of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. Athawale told reporters, “The RPI aims to contest the next 2023 general assembly elections in Tripura in alliance with the BJP party if it agrees to share 3-4 seats with us. We are launching the Tripura state unit to work for people from various sections including scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward castes (OBCs) and all religions.”

“We are also eyeing for the forthcoming TTAADC and civic body polls in Tripura by supporting our alliance partner BJP,” adding to this Athawale told reporters, “The RPI would look for candidates for the elections.”  He also lauded the chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb for taking the initiatives to maintain the law and order situation and social harmony across the state.