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Ajay Maken to contest Delhi polls
January 15, 2015 09:47 AM
Congress leader and former union minister Ajay Maken's name figured in the party's second list of 25 candidates for the Delhi assembly polls that was released in New Delhi on Wednesday. Maken, who has been fielded from the Sadar Bazar assembly constituency, is also the Congress campaign committee chief for the election. With this, the party has named 49 candidates for the 70-member Delhi assembly which will vote on Feb 7. The 50-year-old leader has been a three-time Delhi legislator and a cabinet minister in the Sheila Dikshit government. The Congress regime was ousted by the Aam Aadmi Party in the 2013 assembly polls. The two-time parliamentarian from New Delhi constituency, Maken lost to Bharatiya Janata Party's Meenakshi Lekhi in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Source: IANS
BJP forms 18-member core team for Delhi polls
December 31, 2014 09:57 AM
The BJP's Delhi unit on Tuesday set up an 18-member core group for the assembly polls in the capital and many other committees to tackle the main issues in the city to increase the vote share. The core committee includes Rajya Sabha member Vijay Goel, and all seven Lok Sabha members from Delhi - Harsh Vardhan, Manoj Tiwari, Parvesh Verma, Udit Raj, Ramesh Bidhuri, Meenakshi Lekhi and Mahesh Giri. Ashish Sood and Rekha Gupta are the committee members from among the Bharatiya Janata Party's general secretaries. Vijay Sharma, the BJP's organisational general secretary of Delhi, state party president Satish Upadhayay and former chiefs Mange Ram and Vijender Gupta are also in the committee. Source: IANS
Women can be safe with technology usage: Lekhi
July 31, 2014 04:22 PM
Is there anything called work-life balance? Are women respected enough in the society? Women are vulnerable to physical and mental exploitations and technology is a way to make them safe, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi asked Thursday. "Safety, security and respect matters the most for every woman. All women struggle to get respect for what they have contributed to the family or the society. But women are vulnerable to physical and mental exploitations a lot and technology is a way to make women safe," she said. Source: IANS


Meenakshi Lekhi

Meenakshi Lekhi

Age 46
Political Party BJP
Religion Hindu
EducationGraduate
Profession before joining politics Lawyer
Spouse Name Shri Aman Lekhi

About Meenakshi Lekhi

Dynamic and versatile face of BJP, Meenakshi Lekhi is the national spokesperson of the party. A Supreme Court lawyer, Lekhi is a member of Parliament from the New Delhi parliamentary constituency and has earned the distinction of defeating veteran Congress leader Ajay Maken with a margin of over 1.5 lakh votes in her first Lok Sabha election.

Early Life of Meenakshi Lekhi


Considered as one of the strongest leaders of BJP, Meenakshi Lekhi graduated from Delhi University’s Hindu College, and completed her LLB Degree from Campus Law Centre and registered with Delhi-Bar Council in the year 1990.

She has practised in various courts, including several tribunals, Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. She has also practiced in a range of forums across India and also handled a range of issues pertaining to women in the courts, such as domestic violence, family law disputes and most importantly the issue of permanent commission of the lady officers in the armed forces. She has also been a social activist and has been associated with several institutions, including National Commission for Women, Sakshi, NIPCD and several other organisations which are known for being protectors of the rights of women and children in the country.

Lekhi has also given lectures at the National Human Rights Commission and has also been associated with the drafting committees of the Women’s Reservation Bill and Problem of Sexual Harassment at Workplace bill, besides being Joint Secretary of Blind Relief Association and Vice Chairperson of JPM Blind School.

She has debated over several issues over television shows and in various articles in newspapers. Lekhi belongs to a family of prominent lawyers, as her husband and her father-in-law both have been leading lawyers and have handled several important and popular cases. Her husband senior advocate Aman Lekhi has been known for handling cases such as Lajpat Nagar bomb blast, Vasant Kunj multiple murders, etc besides arguing in the matter pertaining to the Right to information, 2G Spectrum, among others.

Her father in law late Pran Nath Lekhi, as a Supreme Court lawyer, has been widely known for handling case of Satwant Singh, the murderer of Indira Gandhi and Zahira Sheikh, who was one of the victims in 2002 Gujarat violence.

Political Career of Meenakshi Lekhi


As she was associated with several NGOs, she also worked with Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an organisation associated with Sangh Parivar and from there she was invited by ex-BJP president Nitin Gadkari to join BJP in its Mahila Morcha (women’s wing) as its Vice President and from there her political career took off.

Lekhi is also the chairperson of NDMC and is looked upon as a potential Chief Ministerial Candidate of BJP in Delhi.

Controversies surrounding Meenakshi Lekhi


Apart from political successes, like defeating Congress leader Ajay Maken in her first Lok Sabha election, Meenakshi Lekhi has also figured in many controversies. The first among those erupted when she allegedly revealed the name of the victim in Tarun Tejpal rape case in a tweet. However, she claimed that the said tweet was not done by her, but someone had misused her smart phone.


Another controversy created by her came up in the public when she went for filing her nominations driving a jeep by herself without fastening the seat belt. And then the third controversy came up last year over her alleged sexist slandering of Ishrat Jahan over a TV channel. Several women had signed a letter asking for Lekhi to apologies for her comment and the letter was sent to National Commission for Women for taking an action.

However, among her noteworthy achievements include a Constituency Connect app that she has launched for the Citizens of the capital to establish contact with their MPs. With the help of this app, they can register their complaints as well as provide their feedbacks.
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