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Cp Joshi

CP Joshi

DOB: July 29, 1950

CP Joshi is the senior Congress leader in Rajasthan. He was the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker till 2023. He won the Nathdwara Assembly constituency five times in 1980, 1985, 1998, 2003 and 2018. However, BJP's Vishvaraj Singh Mewar defeated Joshi in the 2023 Rajasthan Assembly Elections with a margin of 7,504 votes. In the 1980 Rajasthan polls, Joshi defeated Independent candidate Hira Lal Kataria by 9,649 votes. In 1985, Joshi retained the seat by defeating Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Vijay Singh Jhala by 26,190 votes. However, Joshi was defeated by BJP's Shiv Dan Singh by 9,684 votes in 1990. CP Joshi avenged his defeat in 1998 by defeating Shiv Dan Singh with a margin of 6,647 votes and again won it in 2003 by defeating BJP's Ram Chandra Bhagora. He became the Rajasthan Cabinet Minister in the Ashok Gehlot Ministry in 1998 holding several portfolios including Education, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ground Water, Public Health Engineering, Science and Technology. In the 2008 Rajasthan Assembly polls, Joshi was defeated by BJP's Kalyan Singh Chouhan by just 1 vote. Chouhan received 62,216 votes while Joshi managed to get 62,215 votes in the election. In the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, Joshi was fielded by the Congress party from Bhilwara. He won the constituency by defeating BJP's Vijayendra Pal Singh with a margin of 1,35,368 votes. He was inducted into the Cabinet of PM Manmohan Singh as Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister in May, 2009. He held several departments including Railways, Road Transport and Highways during this period. In 2014, Joshi contested the Lok Sabha polls from Jaipur Rural against BJP's Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore but was defeated by Rathore with a massive margin of 3,32,896 votes. In 2018, Joshi contested the Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha polls from his traditional seat Nathdwara and entered the Assembly yet again by defeating BJP's Mahesh Pratap Singh. He is again contesting from the Bhilwara constituency in the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 against BJP's Damodar Agarwal.

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Chunav Manch: BJP state chief CP Joshi expresses full confidence of party's return in Rajasthan

Nov 16, 2023, 05:06 PM IST

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2023 Chunav Manch: Joshi's statement echoed the sentiment that the BJP has overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, instilling confidence among the electorate.

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Congress releases 1st list for Rajasthan polls, Gehlot to contest from Sardarpura, Pilot from Tonk

Oct 21, 2023, 04:08 PM IST

According to the list, CM Ashok Gehlot will contest from Sardarpura, Sachin Pilot to contest from Tonk, CP Joshi from Nathdwara, Divya Maderna from Osian, Govind Singh Dotasara from Lachhmangarh, and Krishna Poonia from Sadulpur.

BJP may go without CM candidate to Rajasthan election

Rajasthan Assembly Election: Why is BJP's dilemma over Vasundhara Raje not ending? Explained

Sep 26, 2023, 11:33 PM IST

Rajasthan Assembly Election: BJP's dilemma over Vasundhara Raje deepened after PM Modi's statement in Jaipur that BJP's symbol itself is the face of the party.

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Rajasthan: BJP leader CP Joshi hits back at Kharge, asks who divided country in 1947 for PM post

Sep 06, 2023, 06:58 PM IST

It was a politically hot day in Rajasthan on Wednesday as the Congress and BJP engaged in a war of words. Congress president Kharge claimed the BJP is frightened by I.N.D.I.A, while CP Joshi retorted by asking who divided the country for the PM post.

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Rajasthan: BJP to take out four 'Parivartan Yatras' from September 2 in poll-bound state

Aug 25, 2023, 03:59 PM IST

Rajasthan Assembly elections 2023: The yatras that will commence from Gogamedi, Beneshwardham, Trinetra Ganesh Temple and Ramdevra would be attended by local MLAs, office bearers and Union Ministers, they added.

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Senior Congress leader C P Joshi to be speaker of Rajasthan Assembly

India | Jan 14, 2019, 05:51 PM IST

Senior Congress leader C P Joshi is set to be the speaker of the 15th Rajasthan Assembly, party sources said on Monday.

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EC issues notice to Congress leader CP Joshi over controversial 'Brahmin' remark, seeks response by tomorrow

India | Nov 24, 2018, 02:02 PM IST

Joshi regetted his remarks only on Friday after Congress President Rahul Gandhi called for the party leader's apology and said the views expressed by the AICC general secretary were contrary to the morals of the Congress party.

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Brahmin remark row: BJP rejects Congress leader CP Joshi's apology, asks Rahul Gandhi to express regret

India | Nov 23, 2018, 04:28 PM IST

Accusing the Congress of “dividing every religion for power”, the BJP alleged that Joshi had “insulted the Indian culture as well as the Hindu religion”. 

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Rahul Gandhi reprimands CP Joshi over 'Brahmin' remark; Congress leader apologises

India | Nov 23, 2018, 01:53 PM IST

Urging party leaders to not make statements that could hurt any section of the society, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to express disappointment as he publicly called for an apology by Congress leader CP Joshi.

CP Joshi elected Rajasthan Cricket Association president

Congress leader CP Joshi elected Rajasthan Cricket Association president

Cricket | Jun 02, 2017, 07:18 PM IST

While Joshi bagged 19 votes, Ruchir was able to garner 14 votes in a tough contest. Joshi was a minister in the Manmohan Singh government. This is the second time that Joshi has become RCA president.

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Narendra Modi government puts country’s defence, foreign policy in danger: C P Joshi

Politics | May 31, 2017, 10:35 PM IST

“Due to faulty foreign diplomacy of the BJP-led government, US, China and Russia are seen standing with Pakistan,” Joshi alleged.

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Congress asks President to sack Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje

Politics | Aug 12, 2015, 07:32 AM IST

Jaipur: A Congress delegation led by AICC general secretary Gurudas Kamat and Rajasthan PCC chief Sachin Pilot on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee and demanded sacking of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for allegedly helping

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Modi working on hidden agenda not for development: Congress

Politics | Jan 10, 2015, 10:15 PM IST

Guwahati: Congress today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of working to fulfil the “hidden agenda of spreading religious fanaticism” instead of focusing on development of the country.“In last seven months, no investment has come (to

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Any govt has to face result of misgovernance, misrule: Joshi

Politics | Nov 22, 2014, 08:16 PM IST

Kolkata: Without making any direct comment on the Trinamool Congress' alleged involvement in the Saradha scam, AICC general secretary C P Joshi today said any government has to face the consequence of misgovernance and misrule.“Since

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Rahul, his advisors responsible for Congress rout: Bhanwar Lal

Politics | May 31, 2014, 07:43 PM IST

Jaipur: Yet another Congress leader today attacked party Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying he has neither direction nor any policy and called him an ‘MD of a team of jokers'.Bhanwar Lal Sharma, a Rajasthan MLA

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Congress worried about Rajasthan, sends C P Joshi to stem the rot

Politics | Nov 09, 2013, 09:28 AM IST

Jaipur:  With most of the opinion polls projecting a debacle for Congress in the forthcoming Rajasthan assembly polls, the party has appointed former Union minister and Bhilwara MP C P Joshi as the chairman of

c p joshi to visit bihar to finalise congress line on nitish

C P Joshi to visit Bihar to finalise Congress line on Nitish

Politics | Jun 24, 2013, 03:56 PM IST

Patna, June 24:  Amid speculation about Congress strategy on the JD(U) in Bihar following its bailing out Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the recent confidence vote, party general secretary C P Joshi is arriving here

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Kapil Sibal to get additional charge of Law, C P Joshi gets Railways

Politics | May 11, 2013, 06:28 PM IST

New Delhi, May 11: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal will get additional charge of Law Ministry and Road and Transport Minister C P Joshi the Railway portfolio in the wake of resignations of incumbents Ashwani Kumar

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Joshi takes over as railway minister

Politics | Sep 24, 2012, 04:53 PM IST

New Delhi, Sep 24: Road Transport and Highways Minister C.P. Joshi Monday took additional charge of the railway ministry following the exit of Trinamool Congress' Mukul Roy.Joshi is MP from Bhilwara in Rajasthan.Though this is

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C.P. Joshi gets additional charge of railways

Politics | Sep 23, 2012, 01:32 PM IST

New Delhi, Sep 23: Road Transport and Highways Minister C.P. Joshi will hold additional charge of the key railways ministry after President Pranab Mukherjee accepted the resignation of Trinamool Congress' Mukul Roy, official sources said