AMN / NEW DELHI
BJP president Amit Shah today elevated party’s joint general secretary (organisation) B L Santosh as its general secretary (organisation), a day after Ramlal was moved back to the RSS after holding the post for over 13 years.
Santosh, an RSS ‘pracharak’ with experience of electoral politics, especially in Karnataka, is considered a strong ideologue who is also well-versed with the poll dynamics.
In a statement, the party said that B L Santosh’s appointment comes into immediate effect.
Before made a national office bearer in charge of southern states in 2014, he was the party’s general secretary (organisation) for eight years in Karnataka.
Ramlal’s tenure was marked by smooth coordination between the RSS and the BJP. He shunned publicity and his low-key style was in sharp contrast to the functioning of his predecessors like Joshi and K N Govindacharya.