Senior Advocate Aman Lekhi resigned from the post of Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India.
Lekhi addressed a two-line letter to the Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju, saying that he is tendering his resignation from the post of Additional Solicitor General at the Supreme Court with immediate effect.
He did not mention any specific reason for his resignation. Lekhi was appointed to the post of Additional Solicitor General in March 2018, after the appointment committee of the Union Cabinet had cleared his name for the post, and was re-appointed on July 1, 2020 for a period of three years till June 30, 2023.
Aman Lekhi is the son of renowned Supreme Court lawyer Pran Nath Lekhi. He did his schooling from St. Xavier’s School, Delhi and graduated in Political Science (Honours) from Hindu College, University of Delhi. He then pursued a career in law and received a degree with first division from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi.
He is associated with several popular cases such as the Indian coal allocation scam case, 2G spectrum case and Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam case. He also appeared for Ashis Nandy in a case which involved controversy regarding the latter’s alleged anti-Dalit remarks at the Jaipur Literature Festival, 2013.
He also appeared regularly in various courts and Tribunals. He is married to lawyer and BJP Member of Parliament from New Delhi Constituency, Meenakshi Lekhi.