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Pralhad Joshi: From Dharwad's streets to managing parliament for govt

In this Lok Sabha election, the 56-year-old defeated Vinay Kulkarni of the Congress by a margin of 205,072 votes

Pralhad Joshi | File photo
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Pralhad Joshi | File photo

Bibhu Ranjan Mishra
When he was a young boy, Pralhad Joshi wanted to see the Karnataka Assembly. But, it did not materialise as his father's request was reportedly turned down by the then local MLA in Dharwad. It is sheer hard work and dedication that has landed Joshi, a four-time BJP MP from Dharwad, in the Union Cabinet. He is the parliamentary affairs minister - a position that was once held by his party colleague from Karnataka, the late Ananth Kumar. Joshi is also the minister for coal and mines.

He was attracted to the RSS at a young age, which gave him exposure

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 10:34 PM IST

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