Published On : Mon, Dec 25th, 2017

Suspense continues over next Sarkaryavah of RSS

Nagpur: The all-important meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest body for policy formulation and decision making of Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is scheduled to be held in March 2018 in Nagpur. The meeting is crucial as election for the post of Sarkaryavah, the second highest post in RSS after Sarsanghachalak, will be held. The Pratinidhi Sabha meeting also assumes significance considering the centenary year of the Hindutva organisation which falls in 2025.

In the hierarchy of RSS, the post of Sarkaryavah (General Secretary) is second top-most and important post after Sarsanghachalak. Mohan Bhagwat is currently Sarsanghachalak. Notably, Sarsanghachalak is nominated while election is held for Sarkaryavah. According to one of the top functionaries of RSS, the next meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha will be held in March next year. This meeting assumes significance because the year is of election year. Election of Sarkaryavah will be held during the meeting. The tenure of Sarkaryavah is of three years.

Currently, Bhayyaji Joshi is Sarkaryavah of Sangh and his tenure is ending in March 2018. Elections to the post of Sarkaryavah and other outfits of RSS will be held in March 2018 meeting.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was founded on September 27, 1925 by Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar. RSS now aims at expansion across the country in the centenary year 2025. For this Hindutva organisation, the 2019 Lok Sabha election holds importance because a win for BJP will facilitate its rule till 2024. BJP Government at Centre could help RSS fulfil its ambitions of presence all over the country.

The top functionary further said that more than 1400 Pratinidhis will attend the next year’s meeting. They will take part in the election of new Sarkaryavah. Till now, the election was being held on consensus. The meeting will also discuss ways and means for expansion of the organisation. Some resolutions could also be passed in the meeting.

He added that the organisation, in the past three years, undertook a programme for expansion of its roots. An 18 percent increase has been registered in daily shakhas, weekly meetings and monthly mandalis. Three years ago, there were units of RSS at 43,000 places. But now the number has jumped to 55,000. The work of organisation has increased by leaps and bounds in the past 10 years. Youths in lakhs participated in the primary class last year.