Articles about Pralhad Joshi

Pralhad Joshi is an Indian politician who is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is serving as the Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal, and Mines of India, as of 2021. He is the Member of Parliament representing the Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency. Joshi has also served as BJP Karnataka’s State President from 2014-2016. He was also in the panel of chairpersons of Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2018. Joshi gained first-ever media attention with RSS during 1992-1994 when they organized a movement to hoist the National flag at Idgah Maidan, Hubli, Karnataka. Recently, the order by Karnataka High Court was approved by the Supreme Court where it restored the ownership of the maidan to the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation. Joshi was elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019 general elections. In 2019, he was appointed as the Cabinet Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term government and was sworn in as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines.

Bilkis Bano case: Union minister Pralhad Joshi defends rapists' release

18 Oct 2022

Bilkis Bano
Bilkis Bano case: Union minister Pralhad Joshi defends rapists' release

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pralhad Joshi on Tuesday defended the early release of convicts in the Bilkis Bano gang-rape case, saying it was done as per the rule of law.

BJP meeting regarding vice-presidential polls on August 5: Pralhad Joshi

02 Aug 2022

Venkaiah Naidu
BJP meeting regarding vice-presidential polls on August 5: Pralhad Joshi

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Tuesday the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the impending vice-presidential elections.

Amit Shah meets Coal, Power Ministers amid coal shortage concerns

11 Oct 2021

Amit Shah
Amit Shah meets Coal, Power Ministers amid coal shortage concerns

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday met his colleagues handling the Coal and Power Ministries amid concerns of coal shortage and power outage in several parts of India.

Increase in demand, revival of economy causing coal shortage: Centre

10 Oct 2021

Delhi
Increase in demand, revival of economy causing coal shortage: Centre

Amid warnings of a power crisis due to coal shortage, the Centre said on Saturday that an increase in demand for electricity due to the revival of the economy is leading to the depletion of coal stocks at power plants.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has resigned. Who will replace him?

26 Jul 2021

Karnataka
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has resigned. Who will replace him?

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today said that he has decided to resign. He said he would meet the State Governor later in the day.

Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

30 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi
Offer to suspend farm-laws for 18 months stands: PM Modi

Addressing an all-party meeting on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi reiterated the Centre stands by the offer made by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to farmers to suspend the three new farm laws for 18 months.

Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

29 Jan 2021

Mayawati
Budget Session: 17 Opposition parties to boycott President's address

As many as 17 Opposition parties have decided to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address to both Houses of Parliament, indicating that the Budget Session will be replete with confrontations.

Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

15 Dec 2020

Lok Sabha
Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

There will no Winter Session of the Parliament this year in view of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to take hundreds of lives in India daily.

PM will lay foundation stone of new Parliament building today

10 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi
PM will lay foundation stone of new Parliament building today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the new Parliament building today. Several ministers from his government, politicians from other parties, and ambassadors of different countries are expected to attend the event.

Modi to chair all-party meet to review COVID-19 situation Friday

30 Nov 2020

Narendra Modi
Modi to chair all-party meet to review COVID-19 situation Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to chair an all-party meeting this Friday to review the COVID-19 situation in India, according to reports.

RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister
RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his criticism of the PM-CARES (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund.

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

18 Jun 2020

Narendra Modi
Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a two-stage electronic auction of coal blocks for commercial mining, saying this will make India self-reliant energy-wise, and help all sectors.

Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

05 Mar 2020

Rajasthan
Inappropriate behavior gets seven Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi, who was presiding the Lok Sabha on Thursday, suspended seven Congress MPs after they created a ruckus while demanding the resignation of Hanuman Beniwal, a member of BJP ally RLP.

Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

03 Mar 2020

Twitter
Government willing to discuss Delhi violence after Holi: Om Birla

Though tensions are simmering in the National Capital after last week's violence, the Centre is not ready to have an open discussion about it in the Parliament. This was made amply clear on Tuesday when Speaker Om Birla said the government will address the issues after Holi, March 10.

Pragya Thakur apologizes for Godse remark; says statement was 'distorted'

29 Nov 2019

Madhya Pradesh
Pragya Thakur apologizes for Godse remark; says statement was 'distorted'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has tendered an apology for praising Mahatma Gandhi's assassin in the Parliament.

Won't forgive Azam Khan even if he apologizes: Rama Devi

27 Jul 2019

Samajwadi Party
Won't forgive Azam Khan even if he apologizes: Rama Devi

BJP MP Rama Devi, who was at the receiving end of the sexist remark by Samajwadi Party lawmaker Azam Khan earlier this week, said she won't be able to forgive Khan even if he apologizes.

#SabarimalaRow: Kerala announces million women's Great Wall, BJP plans response
#SabarimalaRow: Kerala announces million women's Great Wall, BJP plans response

With the Kerala government planning to make a 600km 'women wall' comprised of a 'million' women to reiterate its stand on the Sabarimala issue, a four-man team handpicked by BJP chief Amit Shah will arrive in Kerala today to plan the saffron party's response.