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RSS men who turned it around


From Maharashtra to Odisha, those Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh spinmeisters have helped the BJP win large

█ Sunil Deodhar


Sunil Deodhar is an ardent RSS swayamsevak from Maharashtra. Starting his career as a schoolteacher, he later joined the BJP. He is the birthday celebration’s nationwide secretary and was Narendra Modi’s ballot manager in 2014.

Asilent worker, he's mostly occupied with organisation construction, and was responsible for the large victory that introduced an end to the several-decades-long CPM rule in Tripura. He was answerable for Andhra Pradesh for the Lok Sabha polls, and likewise went to West Bengal to oversee ballot arrangements and campaign in 3 constituencies. A polyglot, Deodhar is known to have picked up a number of dialects in Tripura, which helped the birthday celebration make inroads into the tribal belt. He has already learnt Bengali and will, in all chance, be the next in-charge for West Bengal. – JAYATRI NAG

Kailash Vijayvargiya

An RSS man from Madhya Pradesh’s Indore, Kailash Vijayvargiya was handpicked by means of BJP National President Amit Shah.

Asix-time legislator, he had by no means lost an meeting ballot. He was a minister in the Shivraj Chauhan executive and was a Cabinet minister for 12 years.

Asmooth talker and an organisation man, Vijayvargiya, who's the BJP’s nationwide common secretary, worked laborious to build the birthday celebration’s community in West Bengal, where it didn't have a presence.

Vijavargiya was answerable for the BJP’s election campaign in Haryana in 2014. He has been answerable for West Bengal as an observer for the final 12 months and a half, and travelled extensively to every corner of the state. –JAYATRI NAG

Sunil Bansal

Sunil Bansal’s graph bears a putting resemblance to PM Narendra Modi’s life and career. Both had been full-time pracharaks prior to being inculcated into the BJP. From Rajasthan, Bansal was first appointed in UP to assist Amit Shah all over the 2014 common elections. He additionally oversaw the BJP’s paintings all over the 2017 UP Assembly polls. He was again asked to ‘help’ the BJP win UP, amid the alliance between the SP and the BSP . A workaholic, Bansal is known as the ‘spin doctor’ of the RSS, and is an interlocutor when a false impression crops up with the BJP. Bansal drew up the tactic for UP 22 months ago to verify non-traditional BJP vote banks became central executive scheme beneficiaries. Many within the BJP scoffed, but Bansal reached out to lakhs of UP homes, converting them into BJP voters. – DEEPAL TRIVEDI

■ Gordhan Zadafia


Gordhan Zadafia once likened Modi to a scorpion sitting on a shivling. You don’t know what to do with him, he stated. Following a wreck with Modi in 2002, he pursued different parties. However, in 2014 he got a decision from Modi and returned to the BJP. He was given charge of UP this time. And he delivered in taste, profitable 60 seats for the BJP.

Atrained legal professional, Gordhanbhai says he worked systematically and scientifically. Without making a lot noise, he says, regarding his RSS training. He made an in depth checklist of all of the schemes of the Modi executive and, along with Sunil Bansal, reached out to other folks in far off villages. “It was my process and I delivered. I don’t wish to be around doing photograph ops,” he told Mirror from his modest home in Ahmedabad. – DEEPAL TRIVEDI

■ V Satish

V Satish, or Satish Velankar, is the BJP’s nationwide joint common secretary (organisation) and answerable for western region, which includes Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa.

Under his watch the birthday celebration gained all 25 seats in Rajasthan, all 26 in Gujarat 23 out of 25 in Maharashtra and one in Goa.

After graduating in political science, Satish became an RSS pracharak in the 1970s and was deputed in Karnataka. Subsequently he was sent on deputation to ABVP and in 2000 he was sent to BJP as organisational secretary. As an ABVP full timer he worked in the North-East and will talk Kannada, Bengali, Assamese, aside from Marathi, Hindi and English.

Though eloquent in various languages, he's a person of few words and avoids touch with newshounds. And at all times solutions newshounds in monosyllables. — MAKARAND GADGIL

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Biswa Sarma is known as the kingmaker in Assam and North East. A detailed aide of former Chief Minister of Assam and Congress chief Tarun Gogoi, Sarma switched to BJP prior to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls after he fell out with Gogoi. With an enormous reach in Assam and New Delhi, a person with very down to earth perspective was made in-charge of three constituencies in the final section of West Bengal Lok Sabha polls. He participated in ballot campaigns in Bengal and accompanied BJP state president in Midnapore as neatly. Here his car was attacked by means of BJP goons. Sarma was additionally instrumental in the back of the win in Tripura and Assam meeting polls. He had joined the BJP in 2016 and is the Deputy Chief Minister of Assam. Sarma was instrumental in all of the change of guards in north-eastern states and BJP’s victory in the ones states. He was the MLA from Assam’s Jalukbari . – JAYATRI NAG

Bhupendra Yadav

Bhupendra Yadav is Amit Shah’s man Friday. Yadav does now not have any RSS background. However he's a person Amit Shah blindly trusts and believes in. Shah who himself is a great grassroot networking person was impressed by means of Yadav’s killer instincts and ballot methods. Yadav was introduced to BJP after which scaled heights after he worked with Nitin Gadkari at a junior degree. Gadkari really useful him and Yadav was appointed to the Rajya Sabha.

When intense infighting took over the BJP in 2015 in Gujarat and chief minister Anandiben Patel was moved out to MP as governor, Yadav was summoned because the conflict room strategist. The BJP was believed to have lost the struggle with patidar agitation and anti incumbency in 2017 in Gujarat. With a narrow but a very powerful majority, Yadav ensured a BJP victory in Gujarat in the 2017 meeting elections.


Suresh Pujari

He began his career as a legal professional in 1986 and was elected Chairman of the Sambalpur Municipality in 1992. In the vanguard of various social activities, he joined the BJP in 1995-96. He soon climbed the ladder to hold a number of vital positions in the state birthday celebration. He was nominated as probably the most Vice-President of the state BJP in 2000 after which appointed the state unit’s President six years later.


Pujari contested the Lok Sabha polls on a BJP price tag from the Sambalpur Lok Sabha constituency unsuccessfully in 2014. There had been rumblings within the birthday celebration when he was shifted to the neighbouring Bargarh parliamentary constituency this time. He was leading by means of a magin of over 60,000 votes over his nearest rival Mr. Prasanna Acharya (BJP) when final experiences got here in.


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