Bengaluru: B.L. Santosh, general secretary of BJP for south India, has been appointed BJP national General Secretary(organisation) with immediate effect.
An engineering graduate from Davangere, Mr Santosh quit his job and joined the RSS as a pracharak post the Ram Mandir agitation. Since then he has been actively involved in party work working tirelessly to strengthen the organisation after it suffered defeat in the 2004 Lok Sabha polls. Mr Santosh grabbed the attention of national leaders by whipping up support for the BJP in Kerala on the Sabarimala issue. His tactical handling of party affairs in Telangana helped the BJP win a couple of seats despite the TRS wave.
During his stint as general secretary, he started a number of cells for different professions to enable them become members of the party. He chalked out many programmes to attract youth towards the BJP. Seeing his potential, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had planned to give him a bigger responsibility at the national level.
State BJP President B.S. Yeddyurappa has congratulated Mr Santosh on his elevation as BJP National General Secretary....