Ramdas Athawale

Maharashtra CM should have resigned after BJP won three RS seats: Athawale

"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.

published on : 11th June 2022

RPI-A, BJP do not support MNS' demand for removal of loudspeakers from mosques: Ramdas Athawale

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.

published on : 19th April 2022

Hijab row: Religion should not be taken to schools, says Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

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.

published on : 13th February 2022

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.

published on : 20th October 2021

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.

published on : 20th October 2021

India must not play Pakistan in T20 World Cup game: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

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.

published on : 19th October 2021

Join NDA for Andhra’s benefit: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale to CM Jagan 

Ramdas Athawale said Andhra Pradesh will benefit more if YSRC joins NDA and praised the Jagan government for welfare schemes for the poor.

published on : 18th October 2021

10 per cent quota for EWS won't affect existing system: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

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.

published on : 12th September 2021

Patidars cannot be included in OBC category but can have separate quota: Ramdas Athawale

In 2015, Gujarat was rocked by widespread protests by the Patidar community which has been demanding quota in government jobs and education.

published on : 4th September 2021

'Hum do, Hamara ek': Union Minister Ramdas Athawale bats for one-child norm in India

Athawale also opined that reservation should be for those whose annual income is below Rs 8 lakh.

published on : 4th September 2021

Ramdas Athawale demands capital punishment for those behind 9-year-old Dalit girl's rape and murder

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.

published on : 5th August 2021

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre on petition seeking compliance of Manual Scavengers Act

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.

published on : 5th August 2021

Will welcome Ramdas Athawale if he wants to join alliance in Maharashtra: Congress

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. 

published on : 26th February 2019

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale seeks ministerial berth for his party RPI in Fadnavis cabinet

The Republican Party of India (Athawale) currently does not have any member in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly or Council.

published on : 25th June 2018

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.

published on : 3rd May 2018
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