Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh is a political party in India. The party was formed in 1999, through a split in the Republican Party of India. The party is led by Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr. Ambedkar. The party fights for the rights of the bahujan -Dalit community. BBM is primarily based in Maharashtra. In the Lok Sabha elections 1999 Ambedkar was elected from the constituency Akola. In the Lok Sabha election 2004 the party lost its parliamentary representation. In total the party had launched 16 candidates, all from Maharashtra. In Akola Ambedkar was defeated by a BJP candidate. In the elections to the Maharashtra state assembly 1999 BBM had put up 34 candidates. In total BBM got 606 827 votes, and won three seats. The complete name of the party is Bharatia Republican Paksha - Bahujan Mahasangh (Indian Republican Party - Majority Grand Union). Bharatia Republican Paksha is abbreviated BhaRiPa.