Mahesh Jethmalani


Mahesh Jethmalani is an Indian lawyer and a politician. He is currently a nominated Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha.[1] He was also a member of the National Executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party up to 2012.[2]

Mahesh Jethmalani
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Mahesh Jethmalani campaigning during 2009 general elections
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
1 June 2021
Preceded byRaghunath Mohapatra
ConstituencyNominated (Law)
Personal details
Born1956 (age 65–66)
Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Haseena Jethmalani
Alma mater

Personal lifeEdit

Jethmalani was born in 1956. His father was a popular advocate turned Union Minister Ram Jethmalani.[citation needed]

Career in lawEdit

Jethmalani studied law in London under the patronage of the UK Bar. He qualified as a barrister in 1980. Jethmalani enrolled at the bar of Bombay High Court on 12 February 1981.[citation needed]

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.[3]

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.[4] He also represents former Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Param Bir Singh against the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.[4]

Political lifeEdit

He unsuccessfully contested the 2009 Indian general elections from the Mumbai North Central (Lok Sabha constituency) as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.[4]

Jethmalani quit the BJP National Executive in 2012 after differences with BJP President Nitin Gadkari.

In 2021, he was nominated as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha by the President of India.[5]


  1. ^ "Senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani nominated to Rajya Sabha". Swati Deshpande. The Times of India. 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Ram Jethmalani's son Mahesh Jethmalani nominated to Rajya Sabha". Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  3. ^ Deshpande, Swati (May 31, 2021). "Senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani nominated to Rajya Sabha". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  4. ^ a b c "Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani Nominated to Rajya Sabha". 2021-05-31. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  5. ^ "Swapan Dasgupta, Mahesh Jethmalani nominated to Rajya Sabha". Deccan Herald. 2021-06-01. Retrieved 2021-07-14.