RSS functionaries fill BJP slots in many States

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RSS functionaries fill BJP slots in many States

Saturday, 28 November 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

The BJP on Friday made a number of organisational appointments in States, mainly drawing men from the RSS.

BJP president J P Nadda announced appointment of Ravindra Raju as general secretary (organisation) in Haryana to be operating from Rohtak.

Besides, the party president said Ratnakar has been made the joint general secretary (organisation) in Bihar (Muzaffarpur), while Bhawani Singh and Karmveer have been given similar charges in Uttar Pradesh to be functional from Varanasi and Meerut respectively.

The party has also made Abhay Kumar Giri the general secretary (organisation) of Manipur and Nagaland. In the BJP, general secretaries and joint general secretaries in-charge of organisation are considered key posts, and people holding them are generally drawn from the RSS.

Pradumna has been approved as Secretary, Delhi.

RSS functionaries are the key go between the BJP and the Nagpur Organisation.

One of the most influential appointees from the RSS in the BJP is General Secretary (Organisation) who may even veto decisions on behalf the Sangh.

Last year, BJP national joint general secretary (organisation) B.L. Santosh was elevated as national general secretary (organisation), the second-most important post in the party’s national organisation after that of the national president.

Santosh, 49, from Udupi district in Karnataka, had replaced veteran RSS functionary Ram Lal who served for 13 years in the post having worked with many BJP presidents and influenced several key political decisions in the party.

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