Advocate Mahesh Jelthmalani nominated to Rajya Sabha


Former union law minister Ram Jethmalani son, Senior advocate Mahesh Jelthmalani was on Monday nominated to the upper house of the Parliament.

Jethmalani, a practitioner of criminal law, often as a defence counsel, did his BA from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai followed by a tripos in PPE (Politics, Philosophy & Economics) at University of Oxford. He has been representing Mumbai’s former police commissioner Param Bir Singh and state’s former commissioner (SID) Rashmi Shukla in their recent ongoing court battles against the Maharashtra government.

Advocate Pranav Badheka, Jethmalani's junior, said he "would certainly be an asset to the Parliament, given his legal expertise, vast experience and erudition.''

The Rajya Sabha has 12 members who are nominated by the President. The rest of them represent various states and union territories.