Ram Rajya Parishad

Ram Rajya Parishad (Unicode|Rām Rājya Pariṣad), Sanskrit, Forum of Rama's Kingdom, was a traditionalist Hindu party in India. It was founded by Swami Karpatri (1905-1980) in 1948. The Ram Rajya Parishad won three Lok Sabha seats in the 1952 elections and two in the 1962 elections. [cite web|url=http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/lok03/party/03ls12.htm |title=Biographical sketches of Third Lok Sabha |accessdate=2006-08-14 |publisher= National Informatics Centre, Government of India ] In 1952, 1957 and 1962, it won several dozens of Vidhan Sabha seats all in the Hindi belt, mostly in Rajasthan. [cite book |last= Elst|first=Koenraad |authorlink=Koenraad Elst |title=Decolonizing the Hindu mind |year=2005 |publisher=Rupa |location=India |id=ISBN 81-7167-519-0|pages=191-192] The party then turned inactive and was one of the many parties to merge together to form the Bharatiya Jana Sangh [cite web|url=http://janda.org/ICPP/ICPP2000/Countries/0-AngloAmerica/08-India/India%201963-2000.htm |title=Party politics in India, 1963-2000 |author=Chad E. Bell |accessdate=2006-08-14 ]

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