Political sex scandal 2005
Sanjay Joshi, the then general secretary of BJP, was hugely embarrassed when an audio cassette and a VCD, allegedly showing him in compromising position with a woman, surfaced in 2005. Sanjay Joshi was a RSS prachark and he was known for his tough and no-nonsense approach. It was said that the CD was an outcome of intra-party rivalry. Fingers were also raised at Narendra Modi with whom Joshi had fallen out owing to sharp differences. The cassette had the voices of Joshi and the woman was talking about unfulfilled promises. Sanjay Joshi had to resign from his post. He was later rehabilitated in the party, but the stigma never allowed him to regain his authority and command.