|Alma mater||University of Mysore|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
Ram Madhav (born 22 August 1964) is an Indian politician, writer and journalist. He serves as the National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was a member of the National Executive of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and has authored several books. His latest is Uneasy Neighbours: India and China after Fifty Years of the War.
Madhav was born to Janaki Devi in Amalapuram in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on 22 August 1964. Primarily a student of engineering, he earned his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Andhra Pradesh. He has a post-graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Mysore, Karnataka.
Madhav's association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh began as a teenager. He volunteered to be a full-time worker for RSS in 1981. He was assigned to several key positions in the organization.
He was the editor of Bharatiya Pragna, a monthly magazine in English published by Pragna Bharati, and associate editor of Jagriti, a Telugu weekly. He worked as a journalist for over 20 years with RSS sponsored publications and authored more than twelve books. He serves as the Director of the India Foundation, an RSS-aligned think-tank focused on the issues, challenges and opportunities of the Indian polity.
He served as the national spokesperson of the RSS from 2003-2014. Madhav was seconded to the BJP and appointed as one of its national general secretaries in 2014.,
He has called for India to take a more "proactive role in the region” in order to check China's One Belt One Road Initiative. He was involved in the BJP's entry to the International Democrat Union, a worldwide grouping of right of centre political parties.
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- "The Pracharak Is Going Places". outlookindia.com. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
- "RSS leader Ram Madhav to join BJP". The Times of India.
- "Ram Madhav is emerging as BJP's firefighter". SundayGuardianLive. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
- "President for RSS think-tank meet". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
- "India needs to focus eastward: Ram Madhav". The Hindu. 17 January 2018.
The BJP leader also called for support for India’s “proactive role in the region”, saying New Delhi would not be a “spectator” as China pushed its Belt and Road initiative forward. He called the project a “Neo-Marshall plan” in a veiled reference to the carving up of post-war Europe as akin to Chinese infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa.
- Prashant Jha (16 October 2013). "Sangh's flexibility mantra to rope in youth". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
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