Thane, Nov 13 (UNI) With an eye on the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, senior RPI leader Gangaram Indise today floated one more faction, Republican Party of India (United), to guard the interests of the united group of Republicans in the country.
Addressing a news conference here, Mr Indise said it has been observed that the united leaders of various factions of the Republican Party were forced to beg for ticket during the elections from various parties including the RPI. Hence, the decision to form the new party was taken to take care of such issues.
He said within the next six months the Lok Sabha elections are due and within the next one year Assembly elections are also imminent.
At that time, the leaders who favoured the unification need not to beg for tickets from the so-called leaders of the Ambedkar movement. This party has been formed and the process of getting the new party registered with the Election Commission was on.
He alleged that some leaders, who call themselves as Ambedkarwadi, were working in self interest and did not not care for the Ambedkar movement.
Mr Indise, who has been struggling since long for the unification of the various factions of Republican parties in the country, said the formation of new party was necessitated as the socalled Ambedkarwadi leaders were not responding favourably to the unification formula set out by him in the interest of all the factions of the existing Republican parties.
He said the first ever convention of the party will be held on December 20 and 21 at Mahu of Madhya Pradesh, where four lakh delegates, including 50,000 active party workers, would participate.
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