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A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from the national capital, Meenakshi Lekhi represents the New Delhi constituency in the 16th Lok Sabha. She is also the national spokesperson of the party and a Supreme Court lawyer.
Born in Delhi, Lekhi did her graduation from Hindu College of the Delhi University (DU) and joined the Campus Law Centre for an LLB degree. She registered herself with the Bar Council in 1990, and started practising in the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court.
Lekhi’s political career began in 2010, when she was made the national vice-president of the BJP’s Mahila Morcha. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, she defeated Ajay Maken of the Congress by a margin of 270,000 votes. At present, she is a member of various parliamentary committees and also the chairperson of the Committee on Privileges.
In the 2019 national elections, Lekhi was re-elected from the New Delhi seat, again after defeating Ajay Maken of the Congress.
Meenakshi Lekhi is married to Aman Lekhi, who is the Additional Solicitor General of India in the Supreme Court.