CP Joshi Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

CP Joshi


CP Joshi is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who was elected as MP from Chittorgarh in 2014 and 2019. On 27 March 2023, he became the state president of the BJP in Rajasthan. Previously, he worked as the State President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Rajasthan.


Chandra Prakash Joshi was born on Tuesday, 4 November 1975 (age 47 years; as of 2022) in Bhadsoda village, Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan, India. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He attended Government Senior Secondary School Senthi, Chittorgarh. He developed an interest in politics during his formative years and joined the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Indian National Congress (INC). He pursued a Bachelor of Commerce at Maharana Pratap Government Post Graduate College, Chittorgarh, affiliated with Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur. He was appointed as the vice president and then the president of the student’s union during his college days, between 1994 and 1996. Subsequently, he joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a student organization affiliated with the Hindu nationalist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Apart from politics, he derives an income from agriculture.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 11″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Family & Caste

He belongs to a Hindu Brahmin family, hailing from Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Ramchandra Joshi, and his mother’s name is Sushila Joshi.

Wife & Children

On 22 April 2004, he got married to Jyotsana Joshi, who is a tutor and tailor. Together, they have a son and a daughter.

CP Joshi with his wife, Jyotsana Joshi


He resides at 61, Somnagar-II, Madhuban Senthi, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan-312001.


CP Joshi’s signature


Narendra Modi and CP Joshi

CP Joshi is a member of the (BJP). He was a Zila Parishad member in 1994-95 and 1995-96. He was the Uppradhan in Bhadesar Panchayat Samiti (Member of the District Council) in Chittaurgarh from 2005 to 2010. He was the District President of the BJP in Chittaurgarh from 2011 to 2014. He held several posts in the Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Rajasthan before becoming its state president in 2014; he remained in that capacity till 2016. In 2014, CP Joshi was elected as the MP from Chittorgarh Lok Sabha constituency, defeating the INC candidate Girija Vyas. From 1 September 2014 to 25 May 2019, he served as a Member of Standing Committee on Commerce and Member of Consultative Committee on Ministry of Tourism and Culture. He was a Member Standing Committee on Railways from 14 November 2014 to 31 August 2018 and a Member of Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare from 1 September 2018 to 25 May 2019. In 2019, he again won the Chittorgarh lok sabha seat, defeating the INC candidate Gopal Singh Shekhawat.

CP Joshi addressing the crowd during a political rally

Thereafter, he served in various capacities like Member of Committee on Public Undertakings, Member of Standing Committee on Commerce, Member of Committee of Privileges, Member of Consultative Committee on Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Joshi has been the BJP state vice president since August 2020. On 27 March 2023, he became the state president of the BJP in Rajasthan, replacing Satish Poonia. The appointment of a Brahmin to the position was believed to be an attempt to appeal to his community ahead of the 2023 Rajasthan legislative assembly elections.

CP Joshi being felicitated by other members of BJP after his appointment as State President of the BJP, Rajasthan in 2023


Slapping a Bribe-demanding Government Employee

In November 2022, a video of CP Joshi went viral on the internet in which he was seen slapping a government employee in the Pratapgarh narcotics office before a large crowd. Reportedly, the BJP MP slapped the employee because some farmers complained that he had taken a bribe of Rs. 5000 from them. It was alleged that some of the employees belonging to the narcotics department were asking for money while distributing opium licenses among the farmers. When Joshi slapped the employee, many farmers and government employees and officials were standing there. While some people appreciated MP’s behaviour, some accused him of showing arrogance.

Accused of Glorifying The Practice of Sati

In February 2023, he stirred a controversy when he talked about Padmavati, the Queen of Mewar, while proposing the motion of thanks to the President’s address in his speech. CP Joshi said,

Rani Padmavati jinhone apne satitva ki raksha ke liye Alauddin Khilji ko kabhi chehra nahin dikhaya.”
(Rani Padmavati who never showed her face to Alauddin Khilji to protect her chastity)

He further added,

She threw herself into a raging fire along with her 16,000 female consorts. But your government put up obstructions around this place. Our government has now recognised this site.”

Consequently, the members of the opposition accused him of glorifying the practice of Sati in which a widow sets herself ablaze by jumping into the funeral pyre of her deceased husband. However, Joshi claimed that he had not made any reference to the practice of ‘Sati’, but mentioned that Padmavati had performed ‘Jauhar ‘ (self-immolation) to protect her honour. While dismissing the allegations against him, he said that he did not mention ‘Sati’ and due to weak translation from Hindi, the word was mixed with ‘Satitva’ (chastity).

Assets & Properties

Movable Assets

  • Deposits in Banks: Rs. 16,06,565
  • Personal loans: Rs. 32,50,000
  • Motor Vehicles: Rs. 8,90,000
  • Other Assets: Rs. 10,27,150

Immovable Assets

  • Agricultural Land: Rs. 20,53,400
  • Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 34,28,150
  • Residential Buildings: Rs. 25,86,500

Note: The given estimates of moveable and immovable assets are according to the financial year 2018-2019. It does not include the assets owned by his wife and dependants.

Net Worth

His net worth in 2019 was Rs. 1,51,80,026. It does not include the net worth of his wife and dependents.


  • He has served as the District President of the Wrestling Association, Chittorgarh.
  • During his motion of thanks to the President’s address in 2023, he compared President Droupadi Murmu with ‘Shabari’ and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lord Ram, invoking incidents from the Hindu epic Ramayana. He also said ‘Shabari’ was eagerly waiting to welcome Lord Ram in ‘Treta Yug’ (world age). Shabari is a character from Ramayana who was an ardent devotee of Lord Ram.
  • In 2020, at the age of 44, Joshi appeared for an LLB first-year exam at Maharana Pratap Government Post Graduate College, Chittorgarh, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in commerce in 1996. Apparently, the MP is a Philomath, a person who loves learning and studying, and believes there is no age limit to study.

    CP Joshi writing an LLB first-year exam Maharana Pratap Government Post Graduate College, Chittorgarh (2020)