New Delhi : Learning from the poll debacle in Delhi and Bihar because of the RSS cadre’s pullout from the door-to-door campaign, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now picking up the RSS men, preferably the “pracharaks” (full-timers), who can mobilise them during the elections.
BJP President Amit Shah has already appointed either “pracharaks” or hard-core RSS men to head the state units in West Bengal, Kerala and Uttarakhand. He has convened a meeting of the Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday to similarly pick up one who will play a pivotal role in the crucial Assembly elections due in the state early next year.
Though his own term as the party president is ending on January 23, the party sources said he has been assured another full term of three years and as such he is not bothered about the pressure that union ministers Rajnath Singh and Kalraj Mishra would exert to have own person at the helm to give them a bigger say in choosing the candidates.
The RSS has already deputed its three senior “pracharaks” in Uttar Pradesh for the last two years and as such indications are that Shah will pick up one of them to head the state unit.
Pracharak Dilip Ghosh, who was named the poll-bound West Bengal unit president last month, says nothing wrong in pracharaks running the party as they can do it more efficiently, ignoring the usual pulls and pressures.