Pralhad Joshi

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Pralhad Joshi

A delegation of MPs from Karnataka along with the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Ananth Kumar and the Union Minister for Law & Justice (1) (cropped).jpg
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs of India
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byNarendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Coal
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPiyush Goyal
Minister of Mines
Assumed office
30 May 2019
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byNarendra Singh Tomar
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
24 May 2004
Preceded byVijay Sankeshwar
ConstituencyDharwad, Karnataka
President of the Bharatiya Janata Party,Karnataka
In office
12 July 2012 – 12 Janauray 2016
Preceded byK.S. Eshwarappa
Succeeded byB.S. Yediyurappa
Personal details
Born (1962-11-27) 27 November 1962 (age 57)
Bijapur, Mysore State, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Jyothi Joshi
Children3 daughters
ResidenceHubli,
New Delhi
[1]

Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi (born 27 November 1962) is an Indian politician who is the current Minister of the Parliamentary Affairs in the Central Cabinet under Prime Minister Modi since May 2019, with additional portfolios of Mines and Coal. He has been a member of Lok Sabha since 2004 and was elected to 17th Lok Sabha in 2019 from the Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency. He was Karnataka State President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from 2014 to 2016. He served in the panel of chairpersons of Lok sabha (2014-2018)

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 Rani Kittur 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. He has been elected to Lok Sabha in the general elections of 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019.

Joshi has identified himself as a man-in-service-of-mankind. A member of the R.S.S., since his young age, Shri. Joshi got himself trained in various training camps of R.S.S. He has been concerned with solving the problems of the poor and earned the name “Man of the masses”. His area of interest is vast to include socio-cultural and educational. On 30 May 2019, Pralhad Joshi was sworn in as a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second term government. He is in charge of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Coal, and Ministry of Mining[2]

Union Minister[edit]

He took oath as Cabinet minister on 30 May 2019 and became the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 October 2007. Retrieved 23 September 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-gallery-modi-20-list-of-nda-leaders-who-have-got-calls-so-far-to-join-council-of-ministers-2755204
  3. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Vijay Sankeshwar
Member of Parliament
for Dharwad North

2004 – 2009
Succeeded by
Constituency ceased to exist
Preceded by
Constituency created
Member of Parliament
for Dharwad

2009 – Present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
31 May 2019 – Present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Piyush Goyal
Minister of Coal
31 May 2019 – Present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Narendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Mines
31 May 2019 – Present
Incumbent

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