Bharatiya Tribal Party

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Bharatiya Tribal Party
LeaderChhotubhai Vasava
FounderMaheshbhai Vasava
IdeologyTribal interest
Bhilistan statehood[1][2]
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance (2018-2020)
Seats in Gujarat Legislative Assembly
2 / 182
Seats in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
2 / 200

Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) is a political party based in Gujarat, India. The party was formed in 2017 by Jhagadiya MLA Chhotubhai Vasava, who was previously a member of the Janata Dal (United).[3] The Election Commission of India allotted the Auto rickshaw symbol to BTP under paragraph 10B (2017).[4]



The Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP), less than a month old, won two seats in the 2017 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election. Its founder, Chhotubhai Vasava, is a well-known tribal leader.[5]

The BTP has formed an alliance with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen for the 2022 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election.[6]


The BTP won two seats in the 2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election. It joined the Indian National Congress government, but withdrew its support in 2020.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. "'White House' to be centre of Bhilistan movement!". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  2. "Clamour for separate Saurashtra, Bhilistan to get louder". dna. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  3. "Partywise Result". Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  4. "Election Commission of India letter" (PDF). The Election Commission of India.
  5. Deepalakshmi, K. (18 December 2017). "Bharatiya Tribal Party opens account in Gujarat". The Hindu.
  6. "AIMIM joins hands with Bhartiya Tribal Party to contest local polls in Gujarat". New Indian Express. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  7. "Why Chhotubhai Vasava's Bharatiya Tribal Party withdrew support to Congress govt in Rajasthan". theprint. 15 December 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2021.

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