Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Joshi, Shri Pralhad Venkatesh
Constituency   : Dharwad (Karnataka)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : joshi[DOT]pralhad[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri Venkatesh Joshi
Mother's Name Smt. Malatibai
Date of Birth 27 Nov 1962
Place of Birth Vijayapur (Karnataka)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 26 Nov 1992
Spouse's Name Smt. Jyoti Joshi
No.of Daughters 3
Educated at K.S. Arts College, Hubli and Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka
Profession Industrialist
Permanent Address
122-D, Mayuri Estate, Keshwapur,
Tels. : (0836) 2251055, 2258955
09448283555 (M)
Present Address
11, Akbar Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels : (011) 23014097, 23094098, 23094650 (R)
(011) 23070522, 23070524, 23387277, 23383109 (O)
Fax: (011) 23070529 (O)
Positions Held
1998 - 2003 General Secretary, B.J.P. Dharwad District
1995 - 1998 President, B.J.P., Dharwad District
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
2 Jan. 2006 Member, Standing Committee on Chemicals & Fertilizers
Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf
2006 - 2013 General Secretary, B.J.P., Karnataka State Unit
20 Mar. 2007 Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Railways
21 Apr. 2010 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sitting of the House
2013 onwards President, B.J.P., Karnataka State Unit
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
9 June 2014 - 25 May 2019 Member, Panel of Chairpersons, Lok Sabha
13 June 2014 - 25 May 2019 Member, Business Advisory Committee,
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
1 Sep. 2014 - 25 May 2019 Chairperson, Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
15 Sep. 2014 - 25 May 2019 Member, Committee on Ethics
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
29 Jan. 2015 - 25 May 2019 Member, General Purposes Committee
7 Sept. 2018 - 25 May 2019 Member, Committee on Privileges
May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (4th term)
30 May 2019 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Parliamentary Affairs; Coal; and Mines
20 June 2019 onwards Special Invitee, Business Advisory Committee
21 Nov. 2019 onwards Special Invitee, General Purposes Committee, Lok Sabha

Books Published
"Sadhaneya Sankalpa" in Kannada
Social And Cultural Activities
(i) Associated with mid-day meals project for primary school children and above 86,000 children are being fed; (ii) Conducted many free general health and eye camps and thousands of patients have been provided free medical care
Special Interests
To serve the poor and other deprived sections of society
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Listening to Hindustani classical music, reading books of literary importance
Sports and Clubs
Chess, Badminton and Carrom
Countries Visited
Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and U.S.A.
Other Information
Hon. Chairman, Vijayanagar Education Society, Hubbalii; Board Member, Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industries; Participated as a Member of the Indian Parliamentary Delegation at the 63rd Session of General Assembly, UNO in Dec. 2008 and spoke on atrocities on women and children; Participated as a Member of the Indian Parliamentary Delegation in April 2012 and spoke on the need for a "Genuine Political Settlement` to the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka"

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