Swabhimani Paksha
ChairpersonRaju Shetti
IdeologyConservative liberalism
Political positionCentre-right
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance (2018- 2023) (National Level)
Maha Vikas Aghadi (2020 - 2023) (Maharashtra)
Seats in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
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Swabhimani Paksha is a political party in Maharashtra, India, formed by Raju Shetti, as a political wing of the Swabhimani Shetkari Saghtana after its split from the Shetkari Sanghatana led by Sharad Joshi in 2004. In 2004, Raju Shetti was elected to the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha from Shirol constituency as a Swabhimani Paksha candidate. Later, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009 from Hatkanangle constituency. In 2019, Devendra Mahadevrao Bhuyar was elected to the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha from Morshi constituency as a Swabhimani Paksha candidate.

The party joined the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance in 2014[1] and won one seat in the 2014 Indian general election when Shetti was elected.

Strength in Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha

For the 14th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly 2019, Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathan (SWP) fielded 5 Candidates. Devendra Mahadevrao Bhuyar Won The Morshi Assembly constituency seat by a margin of 24,901 votes.

Hence, Devendra Mahadevrao Bhuyar is the only one Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathan (SWP).


Split in Organisation

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  1. ^ "Setback to AAP plans as Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana joins Sena-BJP led combine". The Economic Times. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  2. ^ "General Election to Loksabha Trend and Result 2014". Election Commission of India. 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.