Meenakshi Lekhi

  • Watch: BJP candidates Harshvardhan, Meenakshi Lekhi cast their votes 10-04-2014 02:27 PM

    BJP candidates Dr Harshvardhan and Meenakshi Lekhi cast their votes in their respective constituencies. ...
  • Congress's Ajay Maken eyeing hat-trick from New Delhi seat 08-04-2014 05:23 PM

    A microcosm of capital's urban elite and who's who in the political space, the prestigious New Delhi constituency has been the centre of a high-octane campaign where incumbent Ajay Maken is facing BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi and Ashish Khaitan of AAP. Earlier represented by the likes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and...
  • Kejriwal running 'save Congress campaign' during LS poll: Lekhi 28-03-2014 10:46 PM

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Friday claimed the AAP chief has started a save Congress campaign in the general elections. "Like the Delhi Assembly elections, AAP is running a 'Congress Bachao Abhiyan' in such areas where voters are expected to vote for...
  • Ajay Maken says he'll win New Delhi by a bigger margin this time 28-03-2014 09:52 AM

    New Delhi: One of the most interesting battles in Delhi will be witnessed in the New Delhi constituency where Congress leader Ajay Maken will face Bharatiya Janata Party's Meenakshi Lekhi and former journalist and AAP leader Ashish Khetan. A confident Ajay Maken spoke to CNN-IBN and said his victory margin...
  • BJP does not decide candidates on basis of religion, region: Vardhan 16-03-2014 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: A day after the BJP announced candidates for the seven Lok Sabha seats of Delhi, the party's state president Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said the team formed is a well mix of people from all socio-economic background of the society. Vardhan held a press conference here with the...
  • BJP's list for Delhi candidates expected on Saturday 14-03-2014 05:12 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's much awaited list of Delhi candidates for the Lok Sabha elections is expected on Saturday, party sources said. The list was to be declared on Thursday. However, party leaders faced difficulty in arriving at a consensus over the many names that have come up for the...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill: BJP likens AAP to drama company 08-02-2014 06:44 PM

    Bangalore: BJP on Saturday likened Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to a "drama company" for its stand over passing of Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi assembly. "When they (Arvind Kejriwal and others) had not formed the party, they sat with Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj to incorporate their suggestions in...
  • Rahul's remark on personality-oriented politics laughable: BJP 14-01-2014 04:13 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday termed as "laughable" comments of Rahul Gandhi that personality-oriented politics of Narendra Modi is not in national interest and said what one can expect from a party which does dynastic politics and only takes care of a family's interests. BJP's Deputy Leader in Rajya Sabha...
  • NCW accepts Lekhi's claims of not revealing woman journalist's name 02-12-2013 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women has accepted BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi's argument that she did not tweet the name of the complainant in the Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case and that the offending tweet was published after someone mishandled her phone. The NCW has asked the...
  • Sexual assault: My phone was misused, says Meenakshi on naming woman 01-12-2013 04:04 PM

    BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, who is accused of revealing the name of the woman journalist who filed the complaint against Tarun Tejpal is now denying the charge. She has to explain to the National Commission of Women by Sunday evening. She said, "It has not been done by me that...
  • Sexual assault: BJP's Lekhi blames hackers for tweet revealing woman journalist's name 30-11-2013 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: BJP Leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Saturday blamed hackers for a tweet from her account that named the woman journalist who had accused Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her. "Someone is trying to hack my account and I am under surveillance," claimed Lekhi. She denied giving any...
  • Snooping row: Political conspiracy or tip of the iceberg? 19-11-2013 11:45 PM

    The alleged snooping of a young woman in Bangalore using state machinery by Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in 2009 is turning into a full-blown political war. The Congress and the BJP are indulging in a war of words over the...
  • Cong targets Modi over snooping row, Chidambaram calls it stalking 19-11-2013 10:50 PM

    New Delhi: The alleged snooping of a young woman in Bangalore using state machinery by Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in 2009 is turning into a full-blown political war. The Congress and the BJP are indulging in a war of words...
  • Congress demands probe by SC judge into snooping allegations 17-11-2013 12:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday lambasted the Bharatiya Janata Party over the allegations against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah which accuse him of using the state machinery for illegal surveillance of a young woman in 2009. Expressing their shock over the revelations, Congress leader Girija...
  • BJP attacks Gujarat DGP Sreekumar, rakes up ISRO spy case 07-11-2013 05:06 PM

    BJP, on Thursday, alleged that former Gujarat DGP RB Sreekumar levelled charges of fake encounters against the Narendra Modi's government as a quid pro quo for the UPA dispensation giving him a clean chit in ISRO spy case "fabricated" by him. At a press conference held in New Delhi, BJP...
  • BJP accuses policeman who took on Modi of cooking up ISRO spying case 07-11-2013 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has launched an all out attack on former Gujarat IPS officer RB Sreekumar accusing him of cooking up the 1994 ISRO spying case. BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi has alleged that the anti-Narendra Modi policeman was part of the Intelligence Bureau team which illegally detained...
  • BJP attacks Cong as JuH accuses the party of stoking fears against Modi 15-10-2013 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: As Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind chief Mehmood Madani has accused the Congress of stoking communal fears in order to gain votes, the Bharatiya Janata Party attacked the ruling Congress, which claims to be a securalist party, saying that it has been exploiting people for votes. "Mr. Madani's statement needs to be...
  • Political reactions on Modi's comment on his PM ambition 05-09-2013 04:29 PM

    Political reactions poured in over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's comment that he has no intentions of becoming the Prime Minister. While BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi maintained that Modi's motive was to serve the people of India, Congress leaders said that it was not Modi but BJP which should take...
  • BJP, Congress war of words over Tulsi Prajapati case CD 03-09-2013 06:30 PM

    There was a war of words between Congress leader S Gohil and BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi over a CD which allegedly showed that BJP leaders were trying to shield former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah in Tulsiram Prajapati encounter case. Lekhi said "This is a con job by the Congress....
  • UPA has surrendered before global retailers: BJP 03-08-2013 03:14 AM

    BJP on Friday accused UPA government of surrendering before global retailers like Walmart by diluting the norms for FDI in multi-brand retail and promised to do away with such "flip-flop" in economic policy making if voted to power. BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi alleged that "specific lobbying" by global retailers had...
  • Modi US visa row: CPM MP Yechury says he didn't sign any letter 24-07-2013 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: The controversy over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's US visa has got more twists and turns. CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has been denied signing the letter sent to US President Barack Obama against a visa to Modi while MPs say he must have forgotten that he signed it....
  • Congress distances itself from Ahmad's remarks on IM, Gujarat riots 22-07-2013 03:00 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Congress General Secretary Shakeel Ahmad made headlines by tweeting that terror outfit Indian Mujahideen was formed after the 2002 Gujarat riots, the party on Monday distanced itself from his view. Congress's spokesperson Renuka Choudhary on Monday said that this is not the party point of...
  • Shakeel Ahmad clarifies remarks on IM, says he quoted what NIA said 22-07-2013 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad has defended his controversial comments on the origin of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen. A day after he alleged that the outfit was a direct result of the 2002 Gujarat riots, Shakeel Ahmad has now tweeted saying he was merely quoting the National Investigation Agency....
  • Rahman Khan clarifies on setting up task force for Muslims 14-07-2013 12:47 PM

    New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister Rahman Khan on Sunday clarified his demand for setting up a task force to oversee terror cases involving Muslims, which placed him under fire from the Opposition. Khan on Friday had said that a task force will ensure justice for "innocent Muslim youth" languishing in...
  • Congress leaders suffering from 'Modi-phobia', says BJP 01-07-2013 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: In a sharp reaction to Finance Minister P Chidambaram's statement that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is a divisive figure, BJP on Monday said such leaders are suffering from "Modi-phobia" and a psycho-analysis test should be performed on them. "Chidambaram and several other Congress leaders suffer from Modi-phobia....
  • Congress politicised Uttarakhand tragedy, not BJP: Meenakshi Lekhi 01-07-2013 01:54 PM

    BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi slammed Congress and said that her party did not politicise the Uttarakhand tragedy. "We sent relief material but did we take out half page ads in newspapers? It was Congress which politicized the incident," she said. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: BJP takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi 22-06-2013 11:20 PM

    "All those who say that Narendra Modi should go back should search their souls. If Rahul Gandhi is needed and he is in the foreign country then let him be in the foreign country. Most important right now is to airlift and rescue these people," says BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi....
  • BJP slams Shinde's absence after Chhattisgarh Naxal attack 28-05-2013 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday slammed Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for his absence from the country in the aftermath of the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. Party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said, "At a time when so much of commotion is happening, the gentleman there (Shinde) is on a private trip...
  • Yashwant does not represent BJP Parl Board, says party 15-04-2013 07:45 PM

    Senior BP leader Yashwant Sinha on Monday vouched for party veteran LK Advani to be the prime ministerial candidate. BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, however, said, "Yashwant Sinha does not represent the Parliamentary Board. Only BJP's Parliamentary Board can decide on the PM candidate". ...