Who is Sanjay Joshi ?
Sanjay Joshi first made news seven years ago courtesy a sleaze CD that circulated as the BJP celebrated its 25 years. He was later declared innocent and CD doctored.delhi Updated: Jun 08, 2012 15:08 IST
Sanjay Joshi first made news seven years ago courtesy a sleaze CD that circulated as the BJP celebrated its 25 years. He was later declared innocent and CD doctored.
A trained mechanical engineer Sanjay Joshi was cast out by his party for six years soon after the CD row, till Nitin Gadkari, as BJP president, brought him back in to the party's fold.
The second time, Joshi grabbed headlines when differences with Gujarat chief minster Narendra Modi became spilt wide open before this year's national executive meet.
Sanjay Joshi and Narendra Modi joined the RSS in late 80s, working together to build the Gujarat unit of the BJP.
Joshi was sent to Delhi as BJP general secretary (organisation), around the same time party sent Narendra Modi to Gujarat as chief minister.
Last year, when Gadkari brought back Joshi as coordinator for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections and appointed him to the BJP National Executive, Modi got upset. He skipped an important party meet and also refused to campaign in the crucial UP elections.
Joshi was eventually made to resign from the national executive after Narendra Modi refused to attend BJP national executive meet in Mumbai this year.
First Published: Jun 08, 2012 14:59 IST