Murli Manohar Joshi

Murli Manohar Joshi - MP (Lok Sabha)

(BJP) Bharatiya Janata Party

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Kanpur Constituency

Introduction: Kanpur spelled as Cawnpore before 1948, is the tenth most populous city in India and the largest within t...
(BJP) Bharatiya Janata Party

(BJP) Bharatiya Janata Party

Introduction -  The Bharatiya Janata Party (About this sound pronunciation translation: Indian People's Party; ab...
Member Type :MP (Lok Sabha)
Party Name :(BJP) Bharatiya Janata Party
Term :16th Lok Sabha ( Year 2014)
Constituency :Kanpur
Full NameMurli Manohar Joshi
Father's NameLate Shri Man Mohan Joshi
Birth PlaceDelhi
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse NameSmt. Tarla Joshi
No. of Children2
Permanent AddressAangiras, 9/10-A Tagore Nagar, Anukul Chandra Banerji Road, Allahabad-211002, Uttar Pradesh
Present Address6, Raisina Road, New Delhi - 110 001
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QualificationsM.Sc. (Physics), D. Phil.

 1944 Joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (R.S.S)
 1949 Joined Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P)
 1953-56 General Secretary, Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P.), Uttar Pradesh
  All India General Secretary, Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P.)
 1957 Organising Secretary, Bharatiya Jana Sangh (B.J.S.), Allahabad
 1959-67 Zonal Organising Secretary, B.J.S., Uttar Pradesh
 1967-75 Secretary, B.J.S., Uttar Pradesh
  Treasurer, B.J.S., Uttar Pradesh
  Vice-President, B.J.S., Uttar Pradesh (prior to its merger in Janata Party)
 1977 Elected to 6th Lok Sabha
 1977-79 General-Secretary, Janata Party in Parliament
 1980 Founder General Secretary, B.J.P.
 1981-83 Treasurer, B.J.P.
 1986-90 General-Secretary, B.J.P.
 1991-93 President, B.J.P.
 1992-96 Elected to Rajya Sabha
  Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
  Member, Select Committee on Patent Law
  Member, Select Committee on Trade Marks Bill
  Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
 1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
 16 May -1 Jun. 1996 Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs
 1996-97 Chairman, Public Accounts Committee
  Member, Committee on Finance
  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
  Member, Expert Committee on Low Productivity Areas, Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operation
 1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
 1998-99 Union Cabinet Minister, Human Resource Development; Science and Technology and Ocean Development
 1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
 13 Oct. 1999 - 21 May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Human Resource Development; Science & Technology and Development
 July 2004 - 15 May, 2009 Member, Rajya Sabha
 Aug. 2004-09 Chairman, Standing Committee on Ministry of Commerce
  Member, General Purposes Committee
  Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
 10 Mar. 2006 President, India-Hungary Parliamentary Friendship Group
 2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
 7 Aug. 2009 Member, Council of the Indian Institute of Science, Banglore
 31 Aug. 2009 - 5 May 2010 Chairman, Ministry of Finance
 16 Sep. 2009 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
 7 Oct. 2009 Member, Committee on Ethics
 19 Oct. 2009 Member, General Purpose Committee
 31 Jan. 2010 Member, Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change
 1 May 2010 Chairman, Committee on Public Accounts
  Member, Committee on Budget
 May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (6th term)
 1 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Defence

Books Published
`Vikalp` (The alternative) and `Pragya Pravah` (The Continuing Wisdom) both in Hindi; `Science Sustainability`; and `Indian National Resurgence`; also published about 120 research papers in scientific journals; more than 100 articles appeared in reputed journals and daily newspapers
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Specialisation in spectroscopy, supervised the research work of about a dozen students for the award of D. Phil and D. Sc; Professor of Physics in Allahabad University till January 1994, retired as Head of Physics Department, delivered lectures on scientific subjects in several symposia and conferences; Established, (i) Vaichariki (group of thinkers), an inter-disciplinary academic group, Allahabad; and (ii) Gyan Kalyan Charitable Trust; Trustee, (i) Bhau Rao Deoras Nyas; (ii) Madhav Shodh Sansthan Trust; and (iii) Uttaranchal Vikas Committee; Life Member, Allahabad Education Society; Member, (i) High Power Committee on Education in Uttar Pradesh, 1968; (ii) Governing Council of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 1977-79; (iii) Uttar Pradesh Committee on Science and Technology (Physics Branch), 1977-79; and (iv) Railway Accident Enquiry Committee headed by Justice Sikri, 1978-80
Sports and Clubs
Member, India International Centre, New Delhi and India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
Political and Related Activities: General Secretary, University Teacher`s Association, Allahabad, 1971-73; President, (i) University Teachers`Assocation, Allahabad., 1987-90; (ii) President, India-Hungary Parliamentary Friendship Group; Firm believer in the concept of Swadeshi and the spiritual and cultural values of Hindutva; known for his views on the onslaught of foreign multinationals; vigorously undertook the campaign against foreign infiltrators, had demanded (1967) that India should go nuclear; raised several issues of public interest in Parliament including the drinking water problem, trade in human organs, share scam, rising foreign debt; a strong advocate of a modern, strong and ‘debt free India’; was Incharge of Youth Wing of B.J.S.; arrested in 1948 for offering Satyagraha for removing ban on R.S.S. and later participated in several B.J.S. movements and jailed several times; detained under M.I.S.A. during Emergency, 26 June 1975 to March 1977; as President of B.J.P. undertook Ekta Yatra from Kanyakumari to Srinagar and hoisted National Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir on the Republic Day, 1992; was arrested on 8 December 1992 after the incidents in Ayodhya on 6 December, 1992 and detained at Mata Tila and re-arrested in December 1993 and detained at Pipri;
Participated in International Conference, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference in 1977; 1991; addressed, (i) several conferences on Swadeshi throughout the country; (ii) the European Hindu Conference held at Frankfurt, Germany, 1991; (iii) Global Vision 2000 International Conference held in U.S.A.; (iv) International Youth Conference held at Chicago in 1993 to mark 100th Anniversary of Swami Vivekanand’s Address to the Parliament of Religions; (v) International Seminar on Science and Religion held at Washington in 1993; (vi) Vishwa Hindu Mahasangh Conference at Varanasi in 1993; and (vii) World Hindu Conference in Durban, South Africa in 1995; (viii) European Science Congress, 2002; (ix) European Research Council at Brussels in 2002 and (x) Commeonwealth Science Council Ministerial Gathering, South Africa, June, 2002; delivered lectures on, (i) Science and Indian Philosophy, Durban, 1995; (ii) Cultural Policies for Development at the International Governmental Conference, Stockholm, 1998,(iii) Second Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy at the World Philosopher Meet on Science, Spirituality and Development, Geneva, 1998; (iv) Science and Religion in Frankfurt, Germany, 1991, (v) 8th Bose-Einstein Lecture on Science, Technology and Enviroment in 1998; (vi) Sustainable Consumption at Bonn University, Germany 2000; St. Petersburg, 2000; Brazil Academy of Science, Rio-de-Janerio, 2000-2001; (vii) UNESCO Conference, Paris; and (viii) World Conference on Science at Budapest, Germany, Indian delegation to, (i) G-77 Conference, Cuba; (ii) UN Conference on Women, UNO; and (iii) UN Summit on Children, New York, 2002; Presided, (i) UNESCO Sponsored International Conference on `Dialogue Among Civilizations` held at Delhi from 9 to 11 July 2003; (ii) UNESCO Conference in `Education for All - 2003`, held in New Delhi; (iii) Third World Academy Conference, New Delhi; (iv) Climate Change Conference, New Delhi; and (v) International Conference on Mapping, Bangkok and London; represented (i)India at Global Dharma Conference at New Jersey, USA in 2003 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Mahasamadhi of Swami Vivekananda; and represented India at the UNESCO Conference held in China, Paris and Egypt (Bioethics); delivered a keynote address in World Sanskrit Conference, Bangkok; Presided over Unesco Conference on Education for All - Nepal All - Nigeria Addressed Commonwealth Science Council Ministrial Gathering at South Africa, June 2002; has the distinction of being the first Indian Minister to address the European Science Congress at Brussels in 2002; International Conference on (i) "Sanskrit in Asia: Unity in Diversity" held at Bangkok (Thailand) on 23rd June, 2005; and (ii)"Dialogue of Cultures and Civilizations in the Global World" held at St. Petersburg on 24-25 May, 2007; Member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change 2009; Participated in the 10th International Likhachov Scientific Conference on "Dialogue of Cultures and Partnership of Civilizations: The Making of Global Culture" held at St. Petersburg on May 13-14, 2010. Included to the Conference organising Committee as an honarary member
Awards and Honours: Awarded (i) Jawaharlal Nehru Award by the Indian Science Conference, 1999; (ii) Nicolay Rerikh Medal for his contribution in the sphere of Ecology by the International Academy of Ecology, Man and Nature Protection Sciences, St. Petersburg; (iii) National Citizens Award India, 2001; (iv) Friendship Medals by the President of Mongolia in July, 2002 for his contribution towards development of relationship between India and Mongolia; and (v) Life Time Award by the Indian Science Congress, 2004; conferred (i) Degree of D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) by the Universities of Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Banaras and Kurukshetra and (ii) Degree of Mahamahopadhyay by Tirupati Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Deemed University) and by Sampuranand Sanskrit Vidyapeetha; Fellow, Vigyan Parishad and honoured by National Academy of Science (India) as an external fellow; elected fellow of Russian National Academy of Natural Sciences in 2001 whose membership includes world famous scientists and noble laureates; his biographical summary was published in the Encyclopedia of the Academy; Convenor, Forum of Parliamentarians on TRIPPS and GATT; elected as Honorary Academician on Ecology Section by International Academy of Ecology, Man and Nature Protection Sciences, Russian Federation; an advocate of sublime Indian values and ancient scientific knowledge; scientific temper, development of science and technology and their applications for removal of poverty; protagonist of holistic view of science and philosophy; his main interest is the study of science and universal consciousness, integral humanism and holistic values of life in the present world; proponent of sustainable consumption, an idea which has become a live issue in the world.

Cash 55000
Deposit in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies 26320852
Bonds, Debentures and shares in companies 20140116
Other Financial Instruments NSS, Postal Savings, LIC, Policies etc 600000
Vehicle 775000
Jewellery 1317000
Personal loans/advance given 400000
Buildings (commercial and residential) 28802040
IPC Section -149 Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object.
IPC Section -147 Punishment for roiting.
IPC Section -153(B) Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration
IPC Section -505 Statements conducing to public mischief
IPC Section -153A Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony