MEENAKSHI LEKHI

  • 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...
  • Sexual assault: BJP's Lekhi blames hackers for tweet revealing woman journalist's name November 30, 2013

    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 FounderEditor Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her. "Someone is trying to hack my account and I am under surveillance," claimed Lekhi. She denied giving any such...
  • Snooping row: Political conspiracy or tip of the iceberg? November 19, 2013

    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 fullblown 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 November 19, 2013

    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 fullblown political war. The Congress and the BJP are indulging in a war of words over...
  • Congress demands probe by SC judge into snooping allegations November 17, 2013

    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 Vyas...
  • BJP attacks Gujarat DGP Sreekumar, rakes up ISRO spy case November 7, 2013

    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 spokesperson...
  • BJP accuses policeman who took on Modi of cooking up ISRO spying case November 7, 2013

    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 antiNarendra 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 October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: As JamiateUlemaeHind 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 September 5, 2013

    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 September 3, 2013

    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 August 3, 2013

    BJP on Friday accused UPA government of surrendering before global retailers like Walmart by diluting the norms for FDI in multibrand retail and promised to do away with such "flipflop" 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 July 24, 2013

    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. Yechury,...