Pralhad Joshi (born 11 September 1962) is an Indian politician who is the current Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (India) in the Central Cabinet under Prime Minister Modi since May 2019, with additional portfolios of Mines and Coal. He has been a member of Lok Sabha since 2004 and was elected to 17th Lok Sabha in 2019 from the Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency. He was Karnataka State President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from 2014 to 2016. He served in the panel of chairpersons of Lok sabha (2014-2018) Pralhad Joshi (sometimes spelled Prahlad Joshi) first came to public notice with RSS when they organised a movement to hoist the Tri-colour flag at Idagah 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. He has been elected to Lok Sabha in the general elections of 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019. On 30 May 2019, Pralhad Joshi was sworn in as a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second term government.