RSS Leader Ram Madhav to Join BJP

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader and in charge of its media and public relations Ram Madhav has been deputed by the Sangh to work in BJP where he is expected to be given a role by the new party president.

Published: 08th July 2014 12:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2014 12:06 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader and in charge of its media and public relations Ram Madhav has been deputed by the Sangh to work in BJP where he is expected to be given a role by the new party president.

According to sources, another RSS leader Shiv Prakash has also been deputed by the Sangh to work for the party now. Prakash was a regional "pracharak" of RSS in western Uttar Pradesh, a state where BJP had put up a splendid show in recent Lok Sabha elections.

The two RSS leaders are likely to find a prominent place in reorganized BJP that is also expected to see a new president as incumbent Rajnath Singh may relinquish his charge of the party after becoming Union home minister. Madhav said he would "join BJP" and is looking forward to a new role in the party.

The Sangh, the ideological mentor of BJP, had earlier too deputed many of its leaders from time to time, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had been a full-time RSS "pracharak" (organizer), in the party.

Sources say Ram Madhav is likely to be one of the new BJP general secretaries in the party set-up proposed to be reorganized after government formation as several party leaders have joined the ministerial council of Modi.

Party general secretary Amit Shah is said to be leading the race for the post of BJP president.

The party seeks to revamp itself ahead of assembly elections due in states like Maharashtra, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand later this year and early next year.

Among many other BJP leaders who were earlier part of the Sangh are general secretaries Murlidhar Rao and Ram Lal.

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