RSS’s highest decision-making body to meet from March 9

RSS meet, BJP, Amit Shah, BJP President, Ram Temple

RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi addresses a press conference in Bhopal on Oct 14, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

A three-day meeting of the RSS’s highest decision-making body — Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha — will begin from March 9 in Nagpur.

The meeting assumes significance as it is held every three years and this will be the last annual meeting before the 2019 general election.

In the meeting, major organisational changes in the Sangh and its affiliates are decided and the agenda of its action for next three years is laid down.


There are reports that during the meeting a major organisational change can be announced and a new Sarkaryavah (general secretary) of the Sangh can be appointed in place of incumbent Bhaiyyaji Joshi.

The Sarkaryavah is effectively number two in the Sangh and is the executive head of the organisation who looks after day-to-day activities.

While Sarshanghachalak is the top post of the RSS, its incumbent is seen in the role of a philosopher and guide leading the organisation.

All the regional heads of the RSS and its affiliates will attend the meeting. BJP chief Amit Shah is also expected to attend the meeting.

Around 1,500 delegates of the Sangh from across the country are expected to attend the meeting in which a host of issues will be discussed and deliberated upon.