M L Khattar is the third RSS Pracharak after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki to hold a top post in the government. Dozens of others are on deputation with the BJP.
WEDDED TO RSS
Pracharaks are Sangh wholetimers who leave their families, often stay unmarried and lead detached lives devoted to the organisation. When deputed to BJP or other RSS affiliates, they are called Sangathan Mantris (Organisation Secretaries); in BJP units, they are usually designated General Secretary (Organisation). The Sangh has over a hundred affiliated organisations, but most Pracharaks working in the BJP are either from the RSS or ABVP.
Sent to BJP in early 90s, worked as a Secretary in national unit. Was Organisation Secretary in charge of Punjab, Himachal, J&K, Haryana, and appointed General Secretary (Organisation) at the national level before being sent to run Gujarat in 2002.
Rare pracharak who is married. Was Praant (state) Pracharak in Madhya Pradesh before going to BJP as Sangathan Mantri of state unit. Was appointed Haryana Governor after Modi came to power.
Had been running the Antyodaya Cell of the BJP at the central level for the last few years. Had been deputed to several states, including Gujarat, when Modi was chief minister.
Of the over 30 Pracharaks currently in the BJP are General Secretary (Organisation) Ramlal and his associate Shiv Prakash. Both worked in Western UP as Kshetra Pracharaks. Another of Ramlal’s assistants, V Satish, was with the ABVP earlier. Ram Madhav, another RSS Pracharak, is a BJP General Secretary.