Republican Party of India (A) sacks state unit chief

Republican Party of India (A) sacks state unit chief
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The Republican Party of India (A) today removed its state president Bhupesh Thulkar from his post for campaigning for a party worker who is contesting on BJP ticket in the Pune municipal corporation polls.

Mumbai: The Republican Party of India (A) today removed its state president Bhupesh Thulkar from his post for campaigning for a party worker who is contesting on BJP ticket in the Pune municipal corporation polls.

National executive chairman of RPI (A) Sumantrao Gaikwad made the announcement today.

Gaikwad said there were clear instructions from party chief and Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale that RPI leaders would not campaign or hold rallies for RPI candidates contesting elections on BJP's symbol.

The party had already suspended one candidate from Mumbai for contesting on BJP symbol, Gaikwad said.

Athawale-led RPI is a part of NDA and also an ally of BJP in Maharashtra.

However, in several local bodies going to the polls, BJP has assigned its symbol to winnable candidates from RPI (A). Athawale had expressed displeasure over this.

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