Shri Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi

Shri Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi
Cabinet Minister
Member' Name
Shri Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi
Dharwad (Karnataka)
Party Name:
Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Id:
Father's Name:
Shri Venkatesh Joshi
Mother's Name:
Smt. Malatibai
Date of Birth:
27 Nov 1962
Birth Place:
Vijayapur (Karnataka)
Marital Status:
Date of Marriage
26 Nov 1992
Spouse Name:
Smt. Jyoti Joshi
Educated at K.S. Arts College, Hubli and Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka
Permanent Address:
122-D, Mayuri Estate, Keshwapur, Hubballi-580023,
Tels. : (0836) 2251055, 2258955, 09448283555 (M)
Present Address:
11, Akbar Road, New Delhi-110001
Telefax : (011) 23094650, 23093797, 09448283555 (M)

Positions Held

1998 - 2003
General Secretary, B.J.P. Dharwad District
1995 - 1998
President, B.J.P., Dharwad District
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
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 onwards
Member, Panel of Chairpersons, Lok Sabha
13 June 2014 onwards
Member, Business Advisory Committee

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

15 Sep. 2014 onwards
Member, Committee on Ethics
1 Sep. 2014 onwards
Chairperson, Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
29 Jan. 2015 onwards
Member, General Purposes Committee
7 Sept. 2018 onwards
Member, Committee on Privileges
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 section 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"