Articles about Ramdas Athawale

Ramdas Athawale is the political leader and President of the Republican Party of India (Athawale). He started out as a young Dalit activist in the 1970s with the Dalit Panther movement. He entered active politics through the Republican Party of India and was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Council in 1990, completing his term in 1996. During this period, he served as the Minister for Transport, Social Welfare, and Employment Guarantee Scheme and Prohibition Propaganda in the state government. In 1999, Athawale founded the RPI (A), a breakaway faction of the erstwhile RPI. He was a three-time Lok Sabha Member of Parliament: from Mumbai North in 1998-99 and from Pandharpur during 1999-2004 and 2004-09. He became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 2014 from Maharashtra. After his party became an ally of the BJP, Athawale has been serving as the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Social Justice & Empowerment in the Narendra Modi government since 2016.

Actor, who accused Anurag Kashyap of rape, joins Athawale's party

26 Oct 2020

India
Actor, who accused Anurag Kashyap of rape, joins Athawale's party

Actor Payal Ghosh on Monday joined Union Minister Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party of India (A) in Mumbai.

In statement to cops, Kashyap denies allegations of sexual assault

02 Oct 2020

Entertainment
In statement to cops, Kashyap denies allegations of sexual assault

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, in his statement to the police, has denied all allegations of sexual assault leveled against him.

Anurag Kashyap questioned by Mumbai Police in rape case

01 Oct 2020

Entertainment
Anurag Kashyap questioned by Mumbai Police in rape case

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap today arrived at the Versova Police station to record his statement in connection with a rape case filed against him.

Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

26 Nov 2019

Politics
Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

Amid the furor over the Maharashtra government formation, Nationalist Congress Party's rebel leader Ajit Pawar has resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

04 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

The BJP and Shiv Sena were supposed to get on with government formation after Diwali, but the festival ended a week ago and the friends-turned-foes still haven't been able to come on the same page.

Maharashtra elections: BJP ally fields Chhota Rajan's rape-accused brother

03 Oct 2019

Politics
Maharashtra elections: BJP ally fields Chhota Rajan's rape-accused brother

In what qualifies as a weird news, the brother of jailed underworld don Chhota Rajan will be fighting the upcoming Maharashtra elections.

NDA minister says ATS had proof against Pragya Thakur

29 Apr 2019

Politics
NDA minister says ATS had proof against Pragya Thakur

On Sunday, NDA minister and Republican Party of India (RPI) President Ramdas Athawale criticized BJP's decision to field Pragya Thakur from Bhopal and stressed that Anti-Terrorism Squad had proof against her.

Athawale: RBI not letting govt give everyone Rs. 15 lakh

18 Dec 2018

Politics
Athawale: RBI not letting govt give everyone Rs. 15 lakh

In the run up to the 2014 elections, Narendra Modi had promised that every person in the country would receive Rs. 15 lakh if Indians' black money stored in offshore accounts was recovered.

Athawale blames inadequate police security for slap attempted on him

09 Dec 2018

India
Athawale blames inadequate police security for slap attempted on him

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today blamed the police for an incident in which a man allegedly tried to slap him at a public event in Maharashtra's Thane district, claiming it had failed to provide him adequate security.

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale slapped at public event in Maharashtra

09 Dec 2018

Politics
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale slapped at public event in Maharashtra

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale was slapped by a man yesterday at a public event in Ambernath town, Maharashtra.

Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar

12 Oct 2018

India
Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today demanded the Mumbai Central railway station be renamed after Dalit icon and social reformer Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.

Muslims should also come forward to protect cow: Ramdas Athawale

05 Oct 2018

India
Muslims should also come forward to protect cow: Ramdas Athawale

Some Muslims faced atrocities in the name of "gau raksha," pointed out Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today while urging the Muslims to come forward to protect the cow, which is revered by the Hindus.

'Free-fuel receiver' Ramdas Athawale bats for upper caste reservation

16 Sep 2018

Politics
'Free-fuel receiver' Ramdas Athawale bats for upper caste reservation

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale called for reservation for upper caste, on Saturday at an event in Jaipur.

Media should stop using the word "Dalit", says government

04 Sep 2018

India
Media should stop using the word "Dalit", says government

In a letter, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has directed media outlets to refrain from using the word "Dalit" henceforth.

Atrocities against Dalits haven't increased under Modi govt: Athawale

02 Sep 2018

India
Atrocities against Dalits haven't increased under Modi govt: Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today said it was wrong to say that cases of atrocities against Dalits have increased under the Narendra Modi government.

Maharashtra: For bathing in well, two Dalit teens stripped, beaten

15 Jun 2018

India
Maharashtra: For bathing in well, two Dalit teens stripped, beaten

In a horrific incident, two Dalit boys were beaten by upper caste men in Vakadi village of Maharashtra's Jalgaon district for swimming in a well.

Mumbai: Union Minister Athawale's 12-year-old son's entry into politics

06 Sep 2017

Mumbai
Mumbai: Union Minister Athawale's 12-year-old son's entry into politics

While it is not uncommon for politicians to hand over the baton to their children, Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale did something that has stunned everyone.

Govt eases eviction of illegal squatters from official bungalows

18 May 2017

Politics
Govt eases eviction of illegal squatters from official bungalows

In their fight against illegal squatters in government bungalows, the union cabinet has passed amendments to the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971.

Parliamentary panel bats for reservation for transgenders

27 Apr 2017

India
Parliamentary panel bats for reservation for transgenders

A parliamentary panel has recommended reservation for transgenders, observing they are the most marginalized section in the society.

Provide reservation for economically disadvantaged: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

26 Apr 2017

India
Provide reservation for economically disadvantaged: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday made a case for allowing 25% reservation for economically disadvantaged sections.

Union minister argues for transgender reservation in government jobs

11 Dec 2016

India
Union minister argues for transgender reservation in government jobs

Following the government's decision to introduce the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha in the Monsoon season, Union minister Ramdas Athawale argued for reservations in government jobs for transgender people today.