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Murli Manohar Joshi of BJP is the incumbent MP of Kanpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He became entrenched in politics by first taking part in the Cow Protection Movement in the Kumbh Kisan Andolan of UP in 1955, and demanded to halve the land revenue assessment. He was prosecuted in 1975 during the Emergency period in India. He was first elected in the 6th Lok Sabha elections in 1977. He's served as an MP of Lok Sabha for seven terms. He's won seven non-consecutive elections Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh since 1977-2014. He presently serves as the MP of Kanpur constituency. He was also a professor of Physics at Allahabad University.
Joshi was the Union Human Resources Development minister in the National Democratic Alliance government. In 2015, Sting operators Cobrapost accused Murli Manohar Joshi and C. P. Thakur alongside former Prime Minister and Congress leader Chandra Shekhar of perpetrating Bihar Dalit massacres with Ranvir Sena.
He won the 16th Lok Sabha elections by a margin of 222946 votes by defeating Sriprakash Jaiswal of INC.
He contested in the 15th Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi and won by defeating Mukhtar Ansari of INC by a margin of 17211 votes.
Joshi was re-elected to serve a second term in Rajya Sabha.
He won his fourth term in Lok Sabha from Allahabad constituency by defeating Kunwar Rewati Raman Singh by a margin of 70,331 votes.
He was re-elected in the Allahabad constituency by defeating Shyama Charan of SP by a margin of 33,290 votes.
He was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha from Allahabad constituency by defeating Saroj Dubey of JD by a margin of 1,03,523 votes.
He was elected to Rajya Sabha
He was the Founder General Secretary, B.J.P.
Joshi was elected to 6th Lok Sabha from Almora constituency bt defeating Narendra Singh Bisht of INC by a margin of 87,476 votes. He was appointed the General-Secretary, Janata Party in Parliament.
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