Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Lekhi, Smt. Meenakashi
Constituency   : New Delhi (NCT of Delhi)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : mrs[DOT]mlekhi[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
Website : http://www[DOT]meenakshilekhi[DOT]com

Father's Name Shri Bhagwan Khanna
Mother's Name Smt. Amarlata Khanna
Date of Birth 30 Apr 1967
Place of Birth New Delhi
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 11 Apr 1992
Spouse's Name Shri Aman Lekhi
No. of Sons 2
B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B.
Educated at Hindu College and Campus Law Centre - I, Delhi University, Delhi
Profession Advocate
Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address
C-98A, South Extension, Part-II
New Delhi-110049
Tels : 9810729643, 011-23327501, 011-23327502
Present Address
C-98A, South Extension, Part-II
New Delhi-110049
Tels : 9810729643, 011-23327501, 011-23327502
Positions Held
2010 National Vice President, BJP Mahila Morcha
May 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
12 June 2014 - 25 May 2019 Member, House Committee
1 Sep. 2014 - 20 July 2016 Member, Committee on Privileges
Member, Press Council of India
Member, Standing Committee on Urban Development
11 Dec. 2014 - 25 May 2019 Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit
20 July 2016 - 25 May 2019 Chairperson, Committee on Privileges
3 Nov. 2017 Member, Press Council of India
May 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
21 June 2019 - 7 July 2021 Member, Panel of Chairpersons, Lok Sabha
24 July 2019 - 7 July 2021 Chairperson, Committee on Public Undertakings
13 Sept. 2019 - 7 July 2021 Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
9 Oct. 2019 - 7 July 2021 Member, Committee of Privileges
21 Nov. 2019 - 7 July 2021 Member, General Purposes Committee, Lok Sabha
12 Dec. 2019 - 7 July 2021 Chairperson, Joint Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
7 July 2021 onwards Union Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs; and Union Minister of State, Ministry of Culture

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Many articles on varied subjects, Built UV Robot, got engineers to make sanitization machine, Doc OPD for Senior Citizen, Make an App ‘Constituency Connect’, Raksha App
Social And Cultural Activities
Actively associated with social & Cultural activities for securing justice for women & Children; Joint Secretary, Blind Relief Association; Pay Commission for Central Armed Police Force
Special Interests
Skill development, Ecology & Environment, Internal, External Security
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading & Travelling
Sports and Clubs
Watching Soccer, Basket Ball
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
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 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. 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 BJP’s policies, programs and campaigns; and participates in various television shows on matters on National and International importance

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