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Prakash Javadekar: A very visible BJP face on television

Monday, 26 May 2014 - 8:24pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
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One of the most visible faces of BJP on television, Prakash Javadekar is considered close to former party president Nitin Gadkari, a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's core group.

A former banker, Javadekar, 63, had his grooming in politics in Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students wing of RSS.

He was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council for two terms from 1990 to 2002 before being elected to Rajya Sabha in 2008.

Hailing from Pune, Javadekar, a commerce graduate, is a BJP spokesperson and party's incharge of Andhra Pradesh.

He was instrumental in striking a deal with Chandrababu Naidu's TDP.

Javadekar also played a role in unearthing cash for vote scam.

 




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