Lucknow: Former BJP General Secretary and RSS pracharak Sanjay Joshi on Wednesday participated in Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' programme here on Wednesday.
Joshi, along with mahant of Mankameshwar temple Devya Giri, Prabhu Narain Srivastava of Malviya Mission, former BJP MLCs Jai Prakash Chaturvedi, Vindhyavasini Kumar and other party workers took a part in the mission, by sweeping the road from IT crossing upto Babuganj.
Joshi, known as arch rival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had been expelled as the secretary of the party in 2005 following a controversy surrounding a "sleaze" CD purportedly featuring him.
Later, addressing a meeting organised at Ramadheen Utsav Bhawan, he said that the cleanliness drive is to create awareness among people.
He said that the campaign intends to create a spirit among people that they should keep their localities clean along with their houses.
Joshi said that organising such events as token was of immense importance.
Mahant Giri also appealed the public to remain aware towards cleanliness.
Joshi, who was made in-charge of Uttar Pradesh BJP ahead of Assembly elections in 2012, quit from all posts of the party ahead of its national executive meet.
He had also attended RSS conclave in Gujarat on January 3 this year, fuelling speculations about his return to the saffron party.