Meenakashi Lekhi

Meenakashi Lekhi

Constituency: New Delhi

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Father's Name: Shri Bhagwan Khanna

Mother's Name: Smt. Amarlata Khanna

Birth Place: New Delhi

Spouse Name: Shri Aman Lekhi



State Name: NCT of Delhi

Permanent Address: C-98A, South Extension, Part-IINew Delhi-110049Tels : 011-23327501, 011-23327502

Present Address: C-98A, South Extension, Part-IINew Delhi-110049Tels : 011-23327501, 011-23327502

Email Id: mrs[dot]mlekhi[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in mrs[dot]mlekhi[at]gmail[dot]com

Education Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B. Educated at Hindu College and Campus Law Centre - I, Delhi University, Delhi

Countries Visited: Widely travelled

Positions Held:

OTHER INFO: Started Practicing on the Indirect taxes and Criminal Law. Enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1990; practised in various courts, including several tribunals, Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. Also practised in a range of forums across India and 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. Besides, has been a social activist and has been associated with several institutions, including the <i>National Commission for Women, </i>Sakshi, NIPCD and several other organisations which are known for being protectors of the rights of women and children in the country. Has been a part of the Drafting Committees for Bills like "Women`s Reservation Bill" and "Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill"; The latter was passed by the Parliament. Represented the media in court to get the ban on media coverage of case proceedings revoked. She was successful in this effort. She took up the case of the permanent commissioning of women in the Indian armed forces in the Supreme Court. Was also the lawyer of the victim in the Shanti Mukund Hospital rape case; took up the case of Promotion Policy for Army Officer and the Permanent Commission of women in the Indian armed forces in the Supreme Court women will get equal rights in the Army like men. The judgement has paved way for women officers to hold command posts,As a National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been successfully articulating, advocating and campaigning BJPs policies, programs and campaigns; and participates in various television shows on matters on National and International importance