Will not contest Maharashtra assembly polls under BJP's symbol: RPI (A) chief Ramdas Athawale

MoS Ramdas Athawale demanded 10 seats for his party to contest in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections along with the reservation for backward communities in Rajya Sabha

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Ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections, Republic Party of India (A) chief Ramdas Athawale said that his party will not contest on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) symbol. RPI (A) is a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

While addressing a press conference in Malabar Hill, Ramdas Athawale demanded 10 seats for RPI (A) in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. Moreover, along with the reservation for backward communities in Rajya Sabha, the RPI (A) chief demanded quota for SC and ST in sports.


Aarey Tree felling issue

Speaking about the ongoing Aarey issue, Athawale backed BJP’s stand for constructing metro 3 car shed in Aarey due to which nearly 2,700 trees will be cut down.

The development work comes with little obstacles but due to these hurdles, the same should not stop. The government must also feel helpless to allow the construction of metro shed in Aarey. With metro, Mumbai's traffic and road accidents will also reduce,” Athawale pointed out.

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Ram Mandir

Earlier, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had said that the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya should start at the earliest while asserting that if the court proceedings are delaying the same, a special law should be passed to allow the construction of Ram Mandir. 

Reacting to this, Ramdas Athawale said that Shiv Sena should wait for the Supreme Court order on the issue of Ram Mandir. 

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