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An industrialist by vocation, Pralhad Joshi ingratiated himself into the political fray by organizing a movement to hoist the Tri-colour flag at Idagah Maidan (Also known as Kittur Rani chennamma Maidan) Hubli Karnataka during 1992-1994. He was then elected the president of BJP in Dharwad district. He first contested in the 14th Lok Sabha elections in 2004 where he won the Dharwad constituency by defeating INC's B.S Patil. He's won three consecutive elections from that constituency and is the incumbent MP of Dharwad. In the 2009 General elections, he won by second highest margin amidst 28 constituencies in Karnataka, which is indeed a commendable feat. In 2019, he retained the Dharwad seat for a second term by a margin of over one lakh votes and was subsequently appointed as Minister of parliamentary affairs; Minister of coal; and Minster of Mines.
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An FIR was registered against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pralhad Joshi in March 2018 for allegedly comparing Sadarsofa area of Hubbali with Pakistan'. Joshi has been booked under sections 153 A (promoting enmity between religious groups) and 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person) of the IPC including other sections.
He retained the Dharwad seat for a second term by a margin of over one lakh votes and was subsequently appointed as Minister of parliamentary affairs;
Minister of coal; and Minster of Mines.
Re-elected in 15th Lok Sabha elections where he defeated INC's Vinay Kumar by securing 545395 votes.
President, B.J.P., Karnataka State Unit
He was re-elected for a second term by defeated Kannur Manjunath Chanappa of INC by a margin of 137663 votes.
He was Elected to 14th Lok Sabha from Dharwad north constituency where he defeated INC's B.S Patil by a margin of 83078 votes.
He was the General Secretary, B.J.P. Dharwad District.
He was the President of B.J.P., Dharwad District.
Net Worth₹3.52 CRORE
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