Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSP)
LeaderMahadev Jankar
FounderMahadev Jankar
Headquarters17, Raghunath Dadoji Street, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 001
ECI StatusState Party (Maharashtra)
AllianceNDA (2014 – 2023), Independent (2023 – present)
Seats in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
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Seats in Maharashtra Legislative Council
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Rashtriya Samaj Paksha ("National Society Party") is an Indian political party based in Maharashtra, founded in 2003. Mahadev Jankar was the founder and President of the party. Prabodhankar Govindram Shurnar, hailing from Nanded, has dedicated himself to social work in his community since 1990. Mr. Govindram Shurnar and Mahadev Janakar first met during an event in Mumbai, and this encounter paved the way for Mahadev Jankar to launch their endeavors in Marathwada, with the support of Govindram Shurnar. In the 1998 Lok Sabha elections in Nanded, Mahadev Jankar ran as a BSP candidate and garnered around 20,000 votes. Mr. Govindram Shurnar and their family played a significant role in managing the responsibilities for that election.[citation needed]

In the 2004 Maharashtra Assembly elections, the party fielded 38 candidates and received 144,758 votes, 0.35% of all votes. In the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, the party fielded 12 candidates in Maharashtra and one in the Karnataka state. The party received 146,571 votes, 0.04% of all the votes.[1] In the 2009 Loksabha elections, they fielded 29 candidates in Maharashtra, two in Assam, one in Gujarat, and one in Karnataka, being 23rd in many candidates.[2] They received 190,743 votes in Maharashtra and 201,065 in total. Mahadeo Jankar stood against Sharad Pawar and Subhash Deshmukh in Madha and received 10.76% of the votes.[3]

Maharashtra Assembly Elections, 2009

In the Maharashtra Assembly Elections, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha was part of the Republican Left Democratic Front, popularly known as Ridalos. RSP candidate, Babasaheb Patil won from Ahmedpur.

Lok Sabha Election 2014

Rashtriya Samaj Paksha joined the NDA in January 2019. During the 2014 general election, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha fought with NDA along with its allies BJP, Republican Party of India (Athvale) and Swabhimani Shetkari Saghtana.[4]

Maharashtra Assembly Elections, 2014

In the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly elections, Rashtriya Samaj Paksha was part of the Mahayuti alliance. They fielded six candidates in Maharashtra Assembly Elections, out of which RSP candidate Rahul Kul from Daund won.


Notable leaders

See also


  1. ^ "Votes Polled by Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSPS) in 2004: Indian General Elections". 3 April 2012. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSPS) Candidates contesting for 2009 General Elections". 11 July 2013. Archived from the original on 11 July 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Pawar gets over 3.14 lakh victory margin - Times Of India". 5 November 2012. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  4. ^ Setback to AAP plans as Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana joins Sena-BJP led combine - Economic Times Archived 16 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine