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RPI(A) sacks state unit chief

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Republican Party of (A) today removed its state president Bhupesh Thulkar from his post for campaigning for a party worker who is contesting on ticket in the 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 for contesting on symbol, Gaikwad said.

Athawale-led RPI is a part of and also an ally of 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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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 15:07 IST