Dattatreya Hosabale was on Saturday elected as the ''Sarkaryawah'' (General Secretary) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Born in Karnataka, Hosabale until now was the Joint General Secretary of the Sangh.
According to the reports, the election took place at the two-day annual meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS), the Sangh's highest decision-making body that began on Friday.
"Bangaluru: Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha of RSS elected Shri Dattatreya Hosabale as its Sarkaryavah. He was Sah Sarkaryavah of RSS since 2009," RSS tweeted.
Bangaluru : Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha of RSS elected Shri Dattatreya Hosabale as its ‘Sarkaryavah’. He was Sah Sarkaryavah of RSS since 2009. pic.twitter.com/ZZetAvuTo4— RSS (@RSSorg) March 20, 2021
Hosabale will replace the 73-year-old Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi, who was Sarkaryawah for four terms, with each term having three years.
Born in Sorab in Shivamogga, Hosabale, is a postgraduate in English literature. He joined the Sangh in 1968 after being associated with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), student wing of the RSS. He later became an organiser in RSS.