Bharatiya Tribal Party
AbbreviationBTP
LeaderChhotubhai Vasava
FounderMaheshbhai Vasava
Founded2017
HeadquartersGujarat
IdeologyTribal interest
Bhilistan statehood[1][2]
ColoursRed
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance (2018-2020)
Seats in Gujarat Legislative Assembly
2 / 182
Seats in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
2 / 200
Election symbol
Indian Election Symbol Auto Rickshaw.png

Bharatiya Tribal Party (abbr. BTP) is a political party based in Gujarat, India. The party was formed in 2017 by Jhagadiya MLA Chhotubhai Vasava and Maheshbhai Vasava who was previously a member of the Janata Dal (United).[3] The Election Commission of India allotted the Auto rickshaw symbol to BTP under paragraph 10B (2017).[4]

Elections

Gujarat

The BTP has firstly formed a prepoll alliance with the AIMIM for the 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election.[5] But later in April 2022, BTP allied with Aam Aadmi Party.[6]

Rajasthan

The BTP fought on only two seats and won those two seats in the 2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election.[7] It joined the Indian National Congress government, but withdrew its support in 2020.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "'White House' to be centre of Bhilistan movement!". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Clamour for separate Saurashtra, Bhilistan to get louder". dna. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Partywise Result". eciresults.nic.in. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Election Commission of India letter" (PDF). The Election Commission of India.
  5. ^ "AIMIM joins hands with Bhartiya Tribal Party to contest local polls in Gujarat". New Indian Express. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Arvind Kejriwal's AAP may seal first Gujarat alliance with Chhotu Vasava's BTP". Hindustan Times. 5 April 2022. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  7. ^ "राजस्थान चुनाव 2018 बी टी पी उम्मीदवारों की सूची: विजेता-उपविजेता उम्मीदवारों, निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों और मतों की पूरी सूची". www.oneindia.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Why Chhotubhai Vasava's Bharatiya Tribal Party withdrew support to Congress govt in Rajasthan". theprint. 15 December 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2021.