RPD have 2 seats in UP State Assembly. Party President is D. P. Yadav, Uttar Pradesh State President is Ram Samujh and State Vice President is Abhinav Shukla.
Yadav's son, Vikas Yadav, had contested the 2002 Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections and lost. Vikas Yadav stands accused of murder.
Ahead of the 2004 Lok Sabha elections Yadav joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. His stay in the party did however become short, due to the overwhelming criticism against the BJP for accepting him due to his criminal record. After being expelled from the BJP, Yadav reconstituted his RPD.