"BJP has given a severe jolt to the Maha Vikas Aghadi. It is such a jolt that Thackeray has no right to remain in power. When they have lost, they should have resigned on their own," he said.
Ramdas Athawale said the RPI-A headed by him doesn't support MNS chief Raj Thackeray's demand for the removal of loudspeakers from mosques.
The hijab row has now also spilt over to Rajasthan in a private college where some girls wearing hijab were stopped from entering the college.
Ramdas Athawale to expand party base in Madhya Pradesh, think of alliance with BJP in next state polls
Ramdas Athawale said his party may contest the next assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh in alliance with the ruling BJP.
Any person from outside Gandhi family should become next Congress chief, not Rahul Gandhi: Ramdas Athawale
Ramdas Athawale suggested Congress should pick a person from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family as its next president instead of Rahul Gandhi.
Ramdas Athawale said India should not play its scheduled T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on October 24 in order to teach the latter a lesson.
Ramdas Athawale said Andhra Pradesh will benefit more if YSRC joins NDA and praised the Jagan government for welfare schemes for the poor.
On his visit to the metro, Athawale justified the Centre's 10 percent quota for EWS and hinted that this would not affect those already enjoying the reservation.
In 2015, Gujarat was rocked by widespread protests by the Patidar community which has been demanding quota in government jobs and education.
Athawale also opined that reservation should be for those whose annual income is below Rs 8 lakh.
Hundreds of locals, including the victim's parents, have been staging a protest near the site of the incident, demanding capital punishment for the convicts.
Amit Sahni had petitioned to ensure directions for compliance with the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013, to prevent deaths of manual scavengers.
The leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly reiterated that the Congress has not held talks with the MNS for a pre-poll alliance.
The Republican Party of India (Athawale) currently does not have any member in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly or Council.
Bhima-Koregaon clash: Union minister Ramdas Athawale demands arrest of right-wing leader Sambhaji Bhide
Dalit workers of the RPI (A), headed by Athawale, today held a protest in suburban Bandra to press for various demands of the backward communities.