On Monday, eminent counsel Mahesh Jethmalani was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, which is a significant milestone. The appointment follows the abrupt vacancy in the Upper House of Parliament caused by the death of a nominated member earlier this month.
President Ram Nath Kovind has nominated Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani to the Rajya Sabha for his legal competence under Article 80 of the Indian Constitution.
Mahesh Jethmalani is a Senior Advocate of the Bombay High Court, and is the son of former senior advocate and politician Ram Jethmalani. Jethmalani entered the Bombay High Court after acquiring his Bachelor of Arts from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai and his Master of Arts from Oxford University. During his time as an attorney, he has served in a number of high-profile cases. He has advocated prominent people, including the Birla family in the Priyamvada Birla case and Anil Ambani in the Reliance case. Additional instances in which he has been involved include the trial of Harshad Mehta in the Maruti Udyog trial, as well as the trial of Rajni Patil in the Prof. Vishram Patil murder case, in which the brother of ex-President of India, Pratibha Patil, was a defendant. He is currently defending Parmabir Singh, the former Mumbai Police Commissioner, in a variety of issues, including an alleged extortion case.