Nagpur: A crucial triennial meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) began on Friday to chalk out its agenda and course of action for the next three years.
As per reports, the Akhil Bhartiya Pratinidhi Sabha is expected to elect the next Sarkaryawah (general secretary), the executive head of the organisation who looks after its day-to-day activities, on March 10.
Pujya SarSanghchalak Dr.Mohanji Bhagwat and and Sarkaryavah Sri Bhaiyyaji Joshi offered flowers to Bharat Mata's moorthi to formally inaugurate the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha 2018 at #Nagpur. #ABPS pic.twitter.com/c6uP6aoBWZ
— RSS (@RSSorg) March 9, 2018
Bhaiyyaji Joshi is currently the Sarkaryawah which is effectively the number two after Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat.
He was unanimously re-elected as the RSS general secretary for a third time in March 2015. Joshi was re-elected by 1,400 delegates from across the country at the all-India Pratinidhi Sabha of RSS, the highest decision-making body of the Sangh, at its meeting in Nagpur.
The RSS elects its only general secretary every three years at the all-important meeting of its delegates from its branches across the country.
Reports say that Joshi has expressed his desire to be relieved from his post.
Speculation is rife that Saha-Sarkaryavah (joint general secretary) Dattatreya Hosabale may be elevated to the rank of Sarkaryavah.
Addressing a press conference on March 8, 2018, RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya had said that elected representatives will take part in the election of 'Sarkaryawah'.
"The main focus of the meeting will be on charting out the course of action and efforts to be made for the next three years," he had said.
Vaidya, the publicity in-charge of the organisation, had added that around 1,500 delegates are expected to attend the meeting.
(With PTI inputs)