Low profile, methodical and adept micro-managers, they are travelling across the booths of Uttar Pradesh, keeping the BJP cadre on their toes. Three key RSS full timers–Shiv Prakash, Sunil Bansal and Om Mathur– and a team of around half a dozen pracharaks in-charge of organisation in the state’s six kshetras, are working silently behind the scenes closely involved in various aspects of electioneering. With their doors open for all from top leaders to workers, acceptable across the party and staunchly disciplined, they are working in tandem with BJP chief Amit Shah, whose focus has now shifted entirely to UP, in the run-up to the high-stake battle of 2017.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>This time, the party is trying to get on the campaign trail more youth, particularly from the ABVP, the students wing of the Sangh, and ensure that the central theme projected is development and not contentious issues like Ramjanmabhoomi, sources said.The RSS men ‘loaned’ to the party are involved in planning, giving shape to programmes and guiding the cadre. A party leader said given that they have no personal political ambitions, they maintain an objective approach detached from any differences within the organisation. Their shift from the Sangh to organisational roles in the party does not alter this approach, the leader said.Shiv Prakash, the invisible national joint general secretary (organisation) is known for his micro-level management. He is seen to have played a significant role in western Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, when the BJP swept the state winning 72 of the 80 seats. A party leader familiar with his way of functioning in the recent West Bengal elections, recalled how Shiv Prakash would travel down to a Mandal or booth level and sit down with the workers there.Sunil Bansal, the 47-year-old BJP’s state unit general secretary in-charge of organisation, was brought from Rajasthan to the war room in Lucknow by Shah, who was then UP in-charge, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. A pracharak deputed to the ABVP, he is known for his aggressive political campaign. According to sources, Bansal is also guiding the party’s new state unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, who is also 47 and from the Sangh background.Om Mathur, 64, party’s national vice president in-charge of Uttar Pradesh who was associated with the RSS since 1972, is now more involved in party strategy. He had worked closely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP’s Gujarat in-charge. He was given charge of Maharashtra elections. The leader from Rajasthan has filed his nomination for the June 11 biennial elections of Rajya Sabha from the state.Besides, the sanghathan mantris (organising secretaries) assigned to six kshetras in the state are working in close coordination with the kshetra party presidents. The organising secretaries are Bhavani Singh (Brij), Shivkumar Pathak (Gorakhpur), Brij Bahadur (Awadh), Ratnakar (Kashi), Om Prakash (Kanpur Bundelkhand) and Chandrasekhar (Paschim).

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UP elections 2017: This low-profile team is working with Amit Shah to lay ground for BJP