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Muralidhar Rao

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Religion  Hinduism
Role  Politician

Name  Muralidhar Rao
Residence  Hyderabad
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Political party  Bharatiya Janata Party

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Muralidhar Rao is an Indian political activist and politician, currently serving as a National General-Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Prior to joining the BJP, Rao was active in the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, where he was its Organising Secretary, as well as in other affiliates of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.


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Muralidhar Rao is the son of a farmer at Korapalli village in Karimnagar district. He did his undergraduate studies in Warangal and postgraduate studies in Osmania University, Hyderabad, receiving an MA in Philosophy in 1985 and an MPhil in 1986.

Political career

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Rao joined the Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh at a young age and became its pracharak (full-time worker). Deputed to northern states by the RSS, he was recognised for his skills in organising students. While at Osmania University, he served as the Gen Secretary of Arts College student's union and an activist of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.

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Student politics

Muralidhar Rao joined the RSS at a very young age. He led ABVP in Warangal and Hyderabad. He was general secretary of Osmania University Student's Union in 1984.

Assassination attempt

Naxals fired at him at point blank range in Nov 1986 on OU Campus.

Heading North

The ABVP deputed him to Rajasthan in 1987. His remarkable organising skills won him laurels of late Bhairon Singh Shekawat.

Fighting insurgents

The ABVP moved him to J&K in 1991, when there were pressing demands due to insurgency. He rallied the youth against fundamentalist forces, despite threats to his life from jihadists.

Swadeshi Jagaran Manch

He assisted RSS leaders Dattopant Thengadi, Madan Das and S Gurumurthy in floating Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, a movement to protect Indian rural economy against the onslaught of globalisation.

Bharatiya Janata Party

Muralidhar Rao joined BJP in January 2009 as attaché to the then president Rajnath Singh. In 2010, he was made national secretary by Nitin Gadkari. Appointed one of the BJP general secretaries on 1 March 2013. Muralidhar Rao was also in contention for the post of the BJP President, after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections saw Rajnath Singh becoming the Union Home Minister.

Positions held

  • 2009: Attaché to Rajnath Singh, BJP President.
  • 2010: National secretary, BJP
  • 2013: National General-Secretary, BJP
  • References

    Muralidhar Rao Wikipedia