The only thorn that remained in Modi's flesh now was Sanjay Joshi. Modi made many attempts to finish Joshi politically. But Joshi, unlike the other Modi detractors from Gujarat, managed to spring back after every blow delivered by Modi. When a CD was distributed during the BJP's silver jubilee celebrations in Mumbai in 2005 purportedly showing Joshi in a compromising position with an unidentified woman, there were murmurs that the CDs were distributed at the behest of Modi.
Later, there were media reports about there being a Gujarat hand behind the CD. An inspector of the Gujarat ATS, Balkrishna Choubey, who was being questioned by the CBI in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, told the agency that the Joshi CDs were distributed by him along with other policemen on the orders of the then chief of Gujarat Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief D G Vanzhara, who is now in jail. In the corridors of power in Gujarat capital, Vanzhara has been known as a Modi confidant.
Forensic examination of the CD by the Hyderabad-based Forensic Science Laboratory found the CD to be a doctored one. The FSL said that the CD was fake and was nothing but "digital manipulation".