Pralhad Joshi

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Pralhad Joshi
Ex-President of the Karnataka State BJP Unit
Assumed office
Preceded byK. S. Eshwarappa
Member of 14th, 15th and 16th loksabha
Assumed office
24 May 2004
Preceded byVijay Sankeshwar
Personal details
Born (1962-11-27) 27 November 1962 (age 56)
Bijapur, Karnataka
Political partyBJP
Spouse(s)Jyothi Joshi
Children3 daughters

Pralhad Joshi (born 27 November 1962) is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha (2014-2019) of India. He represents the Dharwad constituency of Karnataka and is the Ex-President of the Karnataka state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is also part of the pool (as of 2014) which helps Lok Sabha Speaker by chairing the house proceedings when both the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker are not present.

Pralhad Joshi (sometimes spelled Prahlad Joshi) first came to public notice with Rastradwaja Horata Samiti Sanchalak when they organised a movement to hoist the Tri-colour flag at Idagah Maidan (Also known as Kittur Rani chennamma Maidan) Hubli Karnataka during 1992-1994. Recently the Supreme court has upheld the Karnataka High Court order restoring the ownership of the said maidan to The Hubli-Dharwad Municipal corporation. Pralhad Joshi was re elected to the Loksabha in the May 2009 General Election in Dharwad constituency. His winning margin was the second highest amongst 28 constituencies of Karnataka. In the year 2014 the elections held for loksabha Joshi was elected for third time against the sitting MLA Vinay Kulkarni contested from congress.


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