Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad
FounderSwami Karpatri
Founded1948
Dissolved1971
Merged intoBhartiya Jana Sangh
IdeologyHindutva, Hindu Nationalism, Cultural Nationalism,
Political positionFar-Right[citation needed]

Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad (RRP, "All India Council of Ram's Kingdom") was an Indian Hindu nationalist political party founded by Swami Karpatri in 1948.[1] The RRP won three Lok Sabha seats in the 1952 elections to the national Parliament and two in 1962.[2] In 1952, 1957 and 1962, it won several dozen Vidhan Sabha seats, all in the Hindi belt, mostly in Rajasthan. Like other Hindutva-based parties, the RRP fought against the implementation of the Hindu code bills in India.[3] The party eventually merged into the Jana Sangh, the precursor to the Bharatiya Janata Party.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Kumar, Sajjan (4 August 2020). "The conservative challenge to Hindutva". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Biographical sketches of Third Lok Sabha". National Informatics Centre, Government of India. Archived from the original on 19 May 2006. Retrieved 14 August 2006.
  3. ^ a b LS Herdenia. "Uniform Civil Code: How RSS and Hindu swamis fought tooth and nail the Hindu Code Bill".

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