- Department : Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; Ministry of Coal; and Ministry of Mines.
- Constituency :
- Party : BJP
- Date of Birth : 27/11/1962
- State Name :
- Permanent Address : Hubli, Karnataka
- Education Qualifications : B.A.
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Pralhad Joshi (born 27 November 1962) is a member of the 17th Lok Sabha (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 currently serving as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Minister of Coal and Minister of Mines in the Government of India in the Second Modi Ministry. 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. 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. In the year 2019, the elections held for loksabha Joshi was elected for fourth time. 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