Pralhad Joshi

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Pralhad Joshi
Shri Pralhad Joshi Minister of Coal.jpg
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
Assumed office
30 May 2019 (2019-05-30)
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byNarendra Singh Tomar
Minister of Coal
Assumed office
30 May 2019 (2019-05-30)
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPiyush Goyal
Minister of Mines
Assumed office
30 May 2019 (2019-05-30)
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byNarendra Singh Tomar
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
24 May 2004 (2004-05-24)
Preceded byVijay Sankeshwar
ConstituencyDharwad
President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Karnataka
In office
12 July 2012 (2012-07-12) – 12 January 2016 (2016-01-12)
Preceded byK. S. Eshwarappa
Succeeded byB. S. Yediyurappa
Personal details
Born (1962-11-27) 27 November 1962 (age 58)
Bijapur, Mysore State
(present day Vijayapura, Karnataka), India
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Jyothi Joshi
Children3
[1]

Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi (born 27 November 1962) is an Indian politician who is the current union Minister of Coal,[2] Parliamentary Affairs and Mines of India in the central cabinet under the Prime Minister Modi since from May 2019. 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 also the State President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Karnataka (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 RSS when they organised a movement to hoist the Tri-colour flag at Idagah 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.

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 election charge of Kerala in the 2021 assembly Elections.

Union Minister[edit]

Pralhad Joshi taking charge as the Minister of Coal on 31 May 2019.

He took oath as the 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. ^ govt of india}}
  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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