Bharatiya Tribal Party
LeaderChhotubhai Vasava
FounderMaheshbhai Vasava
IdeologyTribal interest
Bhilistan statehood[1][2]
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance (2018-2020)
AAP+ (April 2022-September 2022)
Seats in Gujarat Legislative Assembly
2 / 182
Seats in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
2 / 200

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] [5] [6]




BTP contested the 2017 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election won 2 seats from Jhagadiya Assembly constituency and Dediapada Assembly constituency.


The BTP formed a pre-poll alliance with the AIMIM for the 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election.[7] But later in April 2022, BTP allied with Aam Aadmi Party.[8] but after few months BTP End it's alliance with Aam Aadmi party in September 2022. [9] [10]


The BTP fought on only two seats and won those two seats in the 2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election.[11] It joined the Indian National Congress government, but withdrew its support in 2020.[12]

See also


  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". Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Election Commission of India letter" (PDF). The Election Commission of India.
  5. ^ "Gujarat: Bharatiya Tribal Party to oppose AAP nationwide". Mid-day. 14 September 2022. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  6. ^ "'No alliance with topiwallas': Gujarat BTP leader Vasava stings AAP on alliance". Hindustan Times. 12 September 2022. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  7. ^ "AIMIM joins hands with Bhartiya Tribal Party to contest local polls in Gujarat". New Indian Express. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Arvind Kejriwal's AAP may seal first Gujarat alliance with Chhotu Vasava's BTP". Hindustan Times. 5 April 2022. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Bharatiya Tribal Party ends ties with AAP for Gujarat polls". The Indian Express. 13 September 2022. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  10. ^ "Bharatiya Tribal Party ends ties with AAP for Gujarat polls". The Indian Express. 13 September 2022. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  11. ^ "राजस्थान चुनाव 2018 बी टी पी उम्मीदवारों की सूची: विजेता-उपविजेता उम्मीदवारों, निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों और मतों की पूरी सूची". (in Hindi). Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  12. ^ "Why Chhotubhai Vasava's Bharatiya Tribal Party withdrew support to Congress govt in Rajasthan". theprint. 15 December 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2021.