Three months after announcing his new team, BJP president JP Nadda on Thursday overhauled the RSS practices working in the party.
While Saudan Singh – a national joint secretary general who worked with Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Amit Shah – was brought into the BJP, Shiv Prakash, also the joint secretary general on loan to the party after the 2014 elections, was tasked with new states. V Satish, another joint secretary general whose name had been around as the organization’s new general secretary before BL Santhosh’s appointment, was given a new post.
The changes should create new vacancies for the new RSS pracharaks in the new core team.
Currently, there are no common secretaries general for Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Odisha and Uttarakhand.
Saudan Singh has been in charge of Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh. As the farmers’ protest casts a shadow over BJP’s prospects in these states, it would be a difficult task for Singh to coordinate with the RSS to improve the organization.
Shiv Prakash, who gave birth in West Bengal where he worked with Secretary General Kailash VIjayvargiya, has also been charged with key states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Its task in Telangana and in Andhra Pradesh will be difficult as the party tries to present itself as an alternative force; and he must reclaim Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Prakash previously coordinated the party with the RSS in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
V Satish was given the new post of Sanghatak, without states, but for the coordination of the parliamentary office and the coordination SC / ST Morcha. Satish’s new post is surprising as he had managed key states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.