Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Coal & Mines
Shri Pralhad Joshi 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 was elected as a Member of the 14th Lok Sabha for the first time in 2004. He was re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha in 2009 (2nd term) and 16th Lok Sabha in 2014 (3rd term).
He has been a Member, Business Advisory Committee; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation; Member, Committee on Ethics; Chairperson, Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas; Member, General Purposes Committee; Member, Committee on Privileges; Member, Standing Committee on Chemicals & Fertilizers; Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf; Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture in the Parliament among others during his long and distinguished tenure as a Parliamentarian.
He did Bachelor of Arts and educated at K.S. Arts College, Hubli and Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka.