Dattatreya Hosabale succeeds Bhaiyyaji Joshi as Sarkaryawah of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Dattatreya Hosabale has been elected as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's next "Sarkaryavah" (general secretary) (RSS). Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji' Joshi, who has held the position for a record 12 years, has been replaced by the 65-year-old.

On its Twitter account, the RSS confirmed the news. The election was held in Bengaluru at the RSS's highest decision-making body, the Akhila Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha. After the Sarsanghchalak (Chief of RSS), which is currently held by Mohan Bhagwat, the Sarkaryawah post is considered the Sangh's second in command. Dattatreya Hisabale was the RSS's Sah-Sarakaryavaah (Joint General Secretary) before being elected as the Sarkaryawah.