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Bhaiyyaji Joshi gets another 3-year term as RSS general secretary

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

Bhaiyyaji Joshi was today re-elected as for another term of three years by its office bearers from across the country.

Joshi, who has been holding the post since 2009, will now continue in the position till 2021. He will be the second Sarkaryawah of the Rastriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS) to serve such a long stint after H V Seshadri who had held the post from 1987 to 2000.

The Sangh's is its who looks after the day-to-day affairs of the organisation.

"The election of seh karyavah (general secretary) was today held peacefully and Shri was re-elected for another term," told reporters here.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the sangh's all-important triennial meeting Pratinidhi Sabha here.

Joshi's re-election also puts an end to speculation that could replace him as the Sangh's new general secretary.

Sharing the details of the election process, Vaidya said that Ashok Soni, head for central India, was the and he initiated the election process.

Jayant Bhadesia, the Sangh chief for the west region, while referring to the achievements of the RSS during Joshi's tenure proposed his name for re-election. It was backed by senior Sangh functionary Virendra Parakramaditya from and a few others, he added.

According to sources, the Sangh preferred continuity rather than going for change at this crucial juncture, when it is expanding in all direction and spheres.

Besides Joshi, V Nagaraj, the Kshetreeya Sanghachalak of (Head of South-West region), comprising Karnataka, and states, was also re-relected unanimously. This will be his second term.

Similarly, Bhadesia was also re-elected as Kshetreeya Sanghchalak for Paschim Kshetra which includes areas from Gujarat, Konkan, Devgiri, Vidarbh and West Maharashtra.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 19:50 IST