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Murli Manohar Joshi
Murli Manohar Joshi
(born 5 January 1934) is an Indian politician, a leading member of the Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) of which he was the President between 1991 and 1993, and the current Member of Parliament for Kanpur. He later became the Union Human Resources Development minister in the National Democratic Alliance government. He is best known for his views on Hindu socio-politics and for his affiliation with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
(RSS), of which he had been a pracharak.[1] Joshi was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award, in 2017 by the Government of India.[2]

Contents

1 Life and profession 2 Politics and activism 3 Support for the Ranvir Sena 4 Babri Masjid Demolition 5 Awards 6 References 7 External links

Life and profession[edit] Joshi was born on 5 January 1934, hailing from the Kumaon Hills region of Nainital
Nainital
northern India which today form a part of the state of Uttarakhand. Joshi had his early education in Chandpur, District Bijnore and Almora
Almora
(currently part of Uttarakhand). He completed his B.Sc. from Meerut College and M.Sc. from Allahabad University. Here one of his teachers was Professor Rajendra Singh, who later became the RSS Sarsanghchalak. He did his doctorate from Allahabad University. The subject of his doctoral thesis was spectroscopy. He published a research paper in Physics in Hindi, which was a first of its kind.[3] After completing his PhD, Joshi started teaching Physics at Allahabad University. Politics and activism[edit] Joshi came in contact with the RSS in Delhi at a young age and took part in the Cow Protection Movement in 1953–54, in the Kumbh Kisan Andolan of UP in 1955,[4] demanding halving of land revenue assessment. During the Emergency period (1975–1977) in India, Joshi was in jail from 26 June 1975 until the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
elections in 1977. He was elected Member of Parliament from Almora. When the Janata Party (which then included his party) came to power forming the first non-Congress government in Indian history, Joshi was elected General Secretary of the Janata Parliamentary Party. After the fall of the government, his party came out of Janata Party in 1980, and formed the Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Janata Party
or the BJP. Joshi first looked after the Central Office as a General Secretary and later became Party Treasurer. As General Secretary of BJP, he was directly in charge of Bihar, Bengal and North-Eastern States. Later, when BJP
BJP
formed a government in India under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Joshi served as the Human Resource Development Minister in the cabinet. Joshi is known to have been influenced by the life and work of Babasaheb Ambedkar, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule
and Deendayal Upadhyaya. Joshi was a three-term M.P. from Allahabad before he was defeated in the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
elections of May, 2004. He won election to the 15th Lok Sabha from Varanasi as a BJP
BJP
candidate.[5] He also served as the home minister for 13 days government in 1996. Joshi was appointed as Chairman of the Manifesto Preparation Board of the BJP
BJP
in 2009. He was honored as "Proud Past Alumni" of Allahabad University
Allahabad University
by Allahabad University Alumni Association. He was a sitting MP from Varanasi and he vacated that seat for Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi
in 2014 Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
Elections. He later contested from Kanpur
Kanpur
and won from the constituency by a margin of 2.23 lac votes.[6][7][8] Support for the Ranvir Sena[edit] In 2015, Cobrapost
Cobrapost
exposed many BJP
BJP
leaders especially like Murli Manohar Joshi and C. P. Thakur alongside former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar associated with Ranvir Sena in Bihar Dalit massacres[9] Babri Masjid Demolition[edit] In April 2017, Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India
has reinstated the criminal conspiracy charges against Murli Manohar Joshi
Murli Manohar Joshi
and other BJP Leaders.[10][11] Awards[edit] Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
(2017) References[edit]

^ Debashish Mukerji (15 November 1998). "Our students don know India's problems (Interview with Murli Manohar Joshi)". The Week. Retrieved 2014-10-08.  ^ "List of Padma awardees 2017". The Hindu. January 25, 2017.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 June 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.  ^ [1] India:A Portrait,pg.131 ^ Joshi beats Mukhtar with big margin. Times of India. 16 May 2009 ^ "Constituency wise-All Candidates". Eciresults.nic.in. 2014-05-17. Retrieved 2014-08-18.  ^ "Allahbad University Alumni Association : Our Proud Past". archive.is. Archived from the original on 15 January 2008. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) ^ "Our Proud Past". archive.is. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) ^ Venkat, Vidya (18 August 2015). " Cobrapost
Cobrapost
film on Bihar Dalit massacres 'exposes' BJP
BJP
links". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 September 2015.  ^ India, Press Trust of (2017-04-19). "Babri case: SC restores criminal conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2017-04-19.  ^ "Babri Masjid Demolition: SC reinstated criminal conspiracy against LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi
Murli Manohar Joshi
and Uma Bharti". MicNode News. 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 

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