Mahesh Jethmalani is an Indian lawyer and a politician. He is currently a nominated Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha. He was also a member of the National Executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party up to 2012.
|Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha|
|Assumed office |
1 June 2021
|Preceded by||Raghunath Mohapatra|
|Born||1956 (age 65–66)|
Mumbai, Maharastra, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
Jethmalani was born in 1956. His father was a popular advocate turned Union Minister Ram Jethmalani.
He has handled several critical criminal and civil cases like the trial of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, A. R. Antulay. He also appealed before the Court for the two accused in Assassination of Indira Gandhi.
He represented Birla family in the Priyamvada Birla case and has also appeared for Anil Ambani in the Reliance Case.
Jethmalani represented Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Gujarat Riot Cases in Supreme Court of India. As well as Gujarat Home Minister, Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin Murder Case in the Gujarat High Court and the Supreme Court of India.
He also appeared for the bail plea of Sanjay Dutt. Jethmalani had also appeared for Harshad Mehta in several cases. He also represents former Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Param Bir Singh against the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.
Jethmalani quit the BJP National Executive in 2012 after differences with BJP President Nitin Gadkari.