B. L. Santhosh

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Original short description: "Indian Politician"

Original short description: "Indian politician"

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Bommarabettu Laxmijanardhana Santhosh is an Indian social worker and politician who is the current National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party, since from July 2019.[1][2][3][4]

Santhosh worked as BJP's General Secretary (Organisation) for eight years in the Karnataka state unit and was appointed national joint general secretary in-charge of southern states in 2014 by Amit Shah.[5][6][7][8][9]

Early life

Santhosh hails from Shivamogga in Karnataka. He studied engineering at Govt. BDT College of Engineering in Davanagere, Karnataka.[10]

Trained as a chemical engineer, Santhosh has been a full time worker of RSS since 1993. He can fluently speak five languages- English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Tulu.

The ideology of RSS inspired him so much, that Santhosh decided against marriage, devoted his life to the Sangh Parivar and took various important roles in the organisation in Southern India.


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Santhosh made international headlines in February 2020, when he suggested that the party might be “compelled” to interfere in the United States presidential elections.[11]


  1. Neelam Pandey (March 2, 2020). "Conspiracies, threats and deleted posts — BJP leader BL Santhosh’s angry Twitter world". The Print. https://theprint.in/politics/conspiracies-threats-and-deleted-posts-bjp-leader-bl-santhoshs-angry-twitter-world/373619/. Retrieved May 1, 2020. "Meet B.L. Santhosh, the most high-profile BJP general secretary (organisation) ever, a party post virtually reserved for an RSS pracharak who commands enormous influence as he is the link between the party and its ideological patron (RSS)." 
  2. "K'taka's BL Santhosh elevated to BJP General Secretary, party's 2nd most powerful role". The News Minute. July 15, 2019. https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/ktakas-bl-santhosh-elevated-bjp-general-secretary-partys-2nd-most-powerful-role-105458. Retrieved May 1, 2020. 
  3. Gyan Varma (15 July 2019). "Meet BL Santhosh, newly appointed general secretary of BJP" (in en). live mint. https://www.livemint.com/politics/news/meet-bl-santhosh-newly-appointed-general-secretary-of-bjp-1563168633822.html. Retrieved 16 March 2020. 
  4. Deepa Balakrishnan (July 16, 2019). "Why BJP Promotion For RSS Loyalist BL Santhosh Should Have Yeddyurappa Looking Over His Shoulder". News 18. https://www.news18.com/news/politics/why-bjp-promotion-for-rss-loyalist-bl-santhosh-should-have-yeddyurappa-looking-over-his-shoulder-2232559.html. Retrieved May 1, 2020. 
  5. BHAVNA VIJ-AURORA (15 July 2019). "With B L Santhosh As Party General Secretary, BJP Aims To Conquer Southern States". Outlook. https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/india-news-with-b-l-santhosh-as-party-general-secretary-bjp-aims-to-conquer-southern-states/334260. Retrieved May 1, 2020. 
  6. "Is BL Santhosh The new ‘Modi’ of Karnataka?". Deccan Chronicle. 1 September 2019. https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/010919/is-bl-santhosh-the-new-modi-of-karnataka.html. Retrieved 10 July 2020. 
  7. "How BL Santhosh is redefining role of RSS pointsman in BJP under Amit Shah". Rohini Swamy. ThePrint. 9 January 2020. https://theprint.in/politics/how-bl-santhosh-is-redefining-role-of-rss-pointsman-in-bjp-under-amit-shah/346754/. Retrieved 10 July 2020. 
  8. ManuAiyappa Kanathanda (May 3, 2017). "Why BL Santhosh can't be the Yogi Adityanath of Karnataka". Bangaluru: Times of India. https://m.timesofindia.com/city/bengaluru/why-bl-santhosh-cant-be-the-yogi-adityanath-of-karnataka/amp_articleshow/58487379.cms. Retrieved 10 July 2020. 
  9. Bhaskar Hegde (Jan 27, 2017). "BL Santhosh behind the rebellion in Karnataka BJP?". Bangaluru: Deccan Chronicle. https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/270117/bl-santhosh-behind-the-rebellion-in-karnataka-state-bjp.html. Retrieved 10 July 2020. 
  10. "ALL ABOUT BL SANTOSH: NUMBER, EMAIL, BIODATA HINDI". https://www.bhopalsamachar.com/2019/07/all-about-bl-santosh-number-email.html. 
  11. Meryl Sebastian (27 February 2020). "BJP General Secretary Threatens Bernie Sanders With US Election Interference". HuffPost. https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/delhi-violence-bjp-leader-threatens-bernie-sanders-with-us-election-interference_in_5e573f59c5b66137fb5d90d1. Retrieved May 1, 2020. 

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