THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF INDIA (RPI) ATTACKS CM OF KARNATAKA
Bengaluru. The Republican Party of India (RPI) is a political party in India. It has its roots in the Scheduled Castes Federation led by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. The ‘Training School for Entrance to Politics’ was established by Dr. Ambedkar in 1956 which was to serve as an entry point to the Republican Party of India (RPI) The first batch of the school consisted of 15 students. Its first batch turned out to be last batch as the school was closed after Dr. Ambedkar’s demise in 1956.
Republican Party of India was an Indian political organisation formed under the leadership of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar in 15 August 1936 against the brahmanical and capitalist structures in the society. RPI argued for Indian labour class while also stressing on the nature of caste structures and need for its annihilation
The formation of RPI was not welcomed or supported by the communist leaders arguing that this will lead to a split in the working-class votes. Ambedkar replied that communist leaders were working for the rights for the worker but not for the human rights of Dalit workers. In his work Annihilation of Caste, Ambedkar put forth the idea that caste is not merely the ‘division of labour’ but ‘division of labourers’ based upon graded inequality.
A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government. The party agrees on some proposed policies and programmes, with a view to promoting the collective good or furthering their supporters’ interests.
While there is some National commonality in the way political parties are recognized, and in how they operate, there are often many differences, and some are significant. Many political parties have an ideological core, but some do not, and many represent ideologies very different from their ideology at the time the party was founded. Many States, such as and India, have several significant political parties, and some States have one-party systems, such as North and South. The India is in practice a all party system, but with many smaller parties also participating and a high degree of autonomy for individual candidates. Its two most important parties are the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.
The debate over providing reservation in promotions is being turned into an election issue by government employees.
A convention of serving and retired employees, belonging to general category, minorities, and backward classes, has been planned in Bengaluru on Thursday to urge the government to notify the basic needs list. The organisation has also shot off a anger to All India Congress Committee (AICC) CM of Karnataka threatening that families of about 12 lakh employees would not support the Congress in the upcoming Assembly elections if the government does not stick to the deadline set by the Supreme Court.
Reservation ensures space for community People in all Dalits
As the winds of pro and anti-atrocities Act blow across Karnataka, the Dalit votes are up for grabs in Karnataka. The Republican Party of India (RPI), founded by Babasaheb Ambedkar, may be in tatters at the BMC, but reservation and individual leaders have ensured Dalit representation across all political parties. The community is living for 30 years it is slum area now being wooed on issues like Birth Rights, land, Home, water, Latrine for the Ambedkar memorial at Bhimashakti Nagar, 1st R Block Rajaji Nagar Bengaluru.
The community is growing in numbers; the 2001 census has shown a rise in the SC population leading to an increase in the SC reserved seats in the city from in the 2018 elections.
Reservations for members of the scheduled castes/scheduled tribes Should come very fast. “Dr. Ambedkar’s vision to grant fair representation to the Dalit community in the elections ensures some representation of the Dalits today, blamed recent attacks , Lokayukhha Chief, Nalapad, Mallya out of the Country and ” said Mr.Venkaswamy, State President of RPI.
This policy ensures that mainstream parties are forced to give tickets to Dalit Leaders and many such Leaders have emerged with the parties.
While the growing Dalit leadership in different parties would be good news, the fact is that such leadership fails to stand up on issues affecting the community. protests for better implementation of the Birth Rights in SC and the ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989). “Our party decides on all that.”
“The Dalit leadership is gripped with factionalism; selfish leadership with lack of vision results in major parties not even bothering to offer any kind of sops to the voters, wooed many rights including basic needs in their troubled life” said M. Srinivas, Vice President of Republican Party of India.
RPI , is busy putting up posters for a Dalit silent morcha, demanding better implementation of the atrocities Act, an act that his new party ‘neither supports nor opposes’.
However, the comments by his then party chief Dr.M Venkata swamy for the demand for the facilities for Dr. Ambedkar’s Vision and his criticism of people gathering at in Bengaluru and Delhi for Ambedkar’s Constitution writings did not go down well with him or the people of his community. “Workers of the Dalit parties do not even know what are the tie-ups and agendas of their own leaders. The Dalit leadership is badly factionalised, driven with selfish motives, lacks direction and vision, and these have sounded the death knell of the Dalit strength in Karnataka,” said M. Srinivas, Vice President of Republican Party of India.
TheRPI, which claims to expose the Dalit cause, has been contesting the Assembly. elections, though it does not have any powers Karnataka .