MEENAKSHI LEKHI

  • The BJP's National Executive that Irani held in Goa! April 4, 2015

    After yesterday's news on Smriti Irani allegedly spotting a camera at Fabindia's changing room in BJP led Goa, Meenakshi Lekhi, a fellow BJP MP apparently lambasted calling the issue raised by her as 'inane'. She smelled a rat in the whole controversy that "obfuscated the National Executive". She also believes...
  • 'Do I smell a rat to obfuscate BJP national executive meeting,' tweets Lekhi on Irani's CCTV camera row April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In potentially controversial remarks, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Friday wondered if she "smelt a rat to obfuscate" the coverage of BJP's national executive meeting in Bengaluru by the row over union minister Smriti Irani spotting a hidden camera in the trial room of a garment store in...
  • Dia Mirza and Meenakshi Lekhi engage in a twitter fight on the Mother Teresa issue February 26, 2015

    A war of words today erupted between actress Dia Mirza and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi over the latter supporting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor.Lekhi had claimed that Mother Teresa had admitted in an interview that...
  • Mother Teresa controversy: Dia Mirza and Meenakshi Lekhi engage in a Twitter fight February 26, 2015

    A war of words today erupted between actress Dia Mirza and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi over the latter supporting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor.Lekhi had claimed that Mother Teresa had admitted in an interview that...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 24, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: BJP defends RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's controversial statement against Mother Teresa February 24, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Lekhi has defended Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his latest remarks and said Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was baptising on her death bed as well. ...
  • Delhi elections: Satish Upadhyay to head BJP's 21-member poll committee January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bhartiya Janata Party on Tuesday evening announced a 21-member poll committee to oversee the February 7 Delhi assembly elections. BJP MP from Delhi Harsh Vardhan and Meenakshi Lekhi are among the 21 members. The Election Committee will have an important role to play in forming the poll strategies. The...
  • BJP forms 18-member core team for Delhi polls December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday set up an 18-member core committee for the Delhi assembly polls. The 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 Maheish Giri. Ashish Sood and...
  • Delhi: Nadda visits Safdarjung Hospital, cleans surroundings December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Thursday paid a surprise visit to Safdarjung Hospital and cleaned the hospital surroundings as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. Nadda, accompanied by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, visited hospital wards, interacted with patients, and inspected the cleanliness maintained at the health facility. "The...
  • Have food, will share: Robin Hood Army, a group of young samaratians spreads happiness this winter by donating warm meals, blankets to the homeless December 23, 2014

    Delhi: While we are busy covering ourselves in layers of warm clothes in this harsh winter in Delhi, there is a group of young Samaritans called the Robin Hood Army who are out on the streets every night ensuring that the homeless get warm food and blankets to survive. Started...
  • Delhi not 100 per cent safe for women, says BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi December 15, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party MP Meenakshi Lekhi said the national capital was not 100 per cent safe. She said, "I have lived in Delhi for a very long time and I have seen the changes happen. These days, you see more women occupy the public space as compared to then. But...
  • Teachers' Day row: Why is Modi's speech being politicised when Nehru's birthday isn't, asks BJP September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have won the hearts of scores of children who waited in sweltering heat as he delivered his Independence Day speech and then broke the security cordon to shake hands with his young admirers. However, his plans to address them on Teachers' Day through...
  • Pillanji to be developed as model village by Meenakshi Lekhi September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday adopted Old Pilanji village in her constituency to develop it as a model village under a scheme envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Following the appeal of PM Modi during Independence Day address, I have today adopted Old Pilanji village to develop...
  • Meenakshi Lekhi slams government critics as schools prepare for Modi's Teachers' Day speech September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday lashed out at government critics over Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech row. "Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary is celebrated as Children's Day in India. If that is not considered politics, then why is Modi's Teacher's Day speech...
  • West Bengal: BJP team targets Mamata Banerjee government in its report to Rajnath Singh June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming as "precarious" the law and order situation in West Bengal, a BJP team on Friday handed over a report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the ground scenario in the state in the wake of the violent attacks on party workers and demanded urgent measures to rectify...
  • New Delhi LS seat won by woman candidate after 54 years May 18, 2014

    The New Delhi Lok Sabha seat has been bagged by a woman candidate after a gap of 54 years. In the justconcluded elections for the 16th Lok Sabha, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi defeated sitting MP and Congress heavyweight Ajay Maken from New Delhi seat by a huge margin. Lawyerturnedpolitician Lekhi, is the...
  • Watch: Meenakshi Lekhi confident of BJP's victory May 16, 2014

    BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi who fought from the New Delhi constituency said. "Waiting for the counting process and I am fully confident of our victory." ...
  • Gujarat careless on coastal security, alleges Congress, BJP hits back May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The campaigning may have ended, but the war of words continues. After Congress took on Gujarat government over seizure of a drug haul from a ship which "sailed from the state's coast", BJP hit back and put the onus on the Centre saying security along the country's coastline...
  • EC orders Gujarat administration to file FIR against Naredra Modi April 30, 2014

    New Delhi/Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi on Wednesday landed in a soup with the Election Commission ordering the Gujarat administration to file a complaint or FIR against him for violating poll laws by displaying BJP's election symbol 'Lotus' and making a speech after casting his vote in Gandhinagar. "The Commission is of the...
  • Mend your ways: BJP to Pakistan after attack on Narendra Modi April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday slammed Pakistan for attacking Narendra Modi and asked it to "mend" its ways, saying the "manner" in which they have been functioning with India "will not work". The opposition party, which is projected to be ahead in the possibility of forming the next government, said Pakistan...
  • Watch: BJP candidates Harshvardhan, Meenakshi Lekhi cast their votes April 10, 2014

    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 April 8, 2014

    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 LK...
  • Kejriwal running 'save Congress campaign' during LS poll: Lekhi March 28, 2014

    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 March 28, 2014

    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 March 16, 2014

    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 seven...
  • BJP's list for Delhi candidates expected on Saturday March 14, 2014

    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 seven...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill: BJP likens AAP to drama company February 8, 2014

    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 the...
  • Rahul's remark on personalityoriented politics laughable: BJP January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday termed as "laughable" comments of Rahul Gandhi that personalityoriented 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 Ravi...
  • NCW accepts Lekhi's claims of not revealing woman journalist's name December 2, 2013

    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 FounderEditor 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 December 1, 2013

    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...