RSS Pratinidhi Sabha elects Dattatreya Hosabale as its new Sarkaryavah replacing Suresh ‘Bhayyaji’ Joshi

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Updated: Mar 20, 2021 2:37 PM

Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha of RSS today elected Dattatreya Hosabale as its new ‘Sarkaryavah’.

Dattatreya Hosabale RSS General Secretary SarkaryawahDattatreya Hosbale's name has been doing rounds for the Sarkaryawah post for the last six years.

Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha of RSS today elected Dattatreya Hosabale as its ‘Sarkaryavah’ (general secretary). He was Sah Sarkaryavah of RSS since 2009. Hosabale has replaced Suresh ‘Bhayyaji’ Joshi, who was at the helm for the last 12 years. Bhayyaji Joshi was first elected as Sarkaryavah in 2009. The RSS holds its Pratinidhi Sabha every year. However, the Sangh elects a new team every three years. This year’s Pratinidhi Sabha is the triennial meet where a new team was expected to be elected. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has commenced its two-day Pratinidhi Sabha in Bengaluru yesterday.

Dattatreya Hosbale’s name has been doing rounds for the Sarkaryawah post for the last six years. As per reports, the RSS Pratinidhi Sabha has decided to go ahead with the change this year given the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and 2025 RSS centenary. Given the two major events, a new and younger Sarkaryawah was the need of the hour to shoulder the responsibility of organising several programmes. Hosbale is now 65 years old and he will now have at least 10 years to stay at the helm. Bhayyaji Joshi is 73 years old.

Dattatreya Hosbale has a vast experience of serving in the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) as its organising secretary and as an organiser. In RSS, the Sarkaryawah is the functional head of the organisation supervising its day-to-day activities.

Pratinidhi Sabha is a meeting of top RSS office-bearers from across the country. This time, around 450 members are participating in-person while many are expected to join online adding up to a congregation of about 1,400 people.

Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Social Justice & Empowerment Ratan Lal Kataria congratulated Hosabale for the election. “Shri Dattatreya Hosabale Ji was elected for the post of Sarkaryavah in the All India Pratinidhi Sabha of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh today. Many congratulations and best wishes to you for the new responsibility. I pray to God that you continue to serve Maa Bharati in this manner,” said Kataria.

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