ABPS meeting concludes after changes in RSS national team

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], March, 22 (ANI): The three-day national meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS), the highest decision-making body of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), that concluded here today made major changes in the national team. J. Nanda Kumar was announced as the new Akhil Bhartiya Samyojak of Prajna Pravah, which is an RSS umbrella organisation with prominent think-tanks. He was earlier serving as Akhil Bhartiya Sah Prachar Pramukh. Narendra Kumar has been made the new Akhil Bhartiya Sah Prachar Pramukh in place of Nanda Kumar. Bhaiya Ji Joshi replaced Suhas Rao Hiremath from the post of Akhil Bhartiya Seva Pramukh and made him the member of the Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini. Parag Abhyankar has been made the new Seva Pramukh of the RSS in pace of Hiremath. Minor changes have also been made in the Gou Seva Vibhag. Ajith Mahapatra has been made the new Sah-Samyojak of Gou Seva, which works for the preservation and protection of cows in the country. To strengthen its base in Andhra Pradesh, the RSS has made Venugopal Naydu as its new Pranth Karyavah of the state. In Manipur, where the RSS has made its strong base in the Meitei dominated Imphal valley and where the BJP has just managed to form the government, Mrutyunjaya (from Karnataka) has been made the new Sah Pranth Pracharak of the state. Important functionaries of various organisations that make up the Sangh Parivar - including the RSS, ABVP, the Sevabharati, the Samskrita Bharati and the Vidhya Bharati were present at the meeting, which began on Sunday. Though the RSS has officially been maintaining that the meeting was strictly concerned with reviewing the activities of the aforementioned affiliated bodies and groups, it is believed that the meeting also made plans for the BJP to make inroads in states including West Bengal and Kerala where the party is not in power. The ABPS had earlier expressed grave concern over the unabated rise in violence by Jehadi elements in West Bengal and alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress was encouraging the anti-national elements due to its Muslim vote bank politics. (ANI)