Vivek Tankha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Vivek Krishna Tankha
Vivek Tankha 2010 (cropped).jpg
Vivek Tankha in 2010
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
30 June 2016
Preceded byVijayalaxmi Sadho, INC
ConstituencyMadhya Pradesh[1]
Personal details
Born (1956-09-21) 21 September 1956 (age 63)
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
ParentsRajkrishna Tankha (father)
ResidenceNorth Civil Lines, Jabalpur
Alma materDelhi University
ProfessionLawyer, Politician
As of 17 June, 2018
Source: ["Affidavit" (PDF). Vidhan Sabha, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly.]

Vivek Tankha is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India and a Member of Parliament.

He was elected to the Rajya Sabha, Upper house of the Parliament of India from Madhya Pradesh as a member of the Indian National Congress. He was the Congress party's candidate for Lok Sabha from Jabalpur in the 2014 Indian general elections and the 2019 Indian general elections.[2] [3]


Vivek Tankha was one of the youngest Advocate Generals of Madhya Pradesh(16 February 1999 to 15 November 2003) Tankha was Designated Senior Advocate by the Full Court of the High Court in 1999.[4] He was offered a Judgeship by bench of M. P. High Court in April 1998 but he sought forgiveness for personal reasons.[5] He was also the first lawyer from Madhya Pradesh to have been appointed Additional Solicitor General of India. He had played a major role in resolving disputes between Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh after the latter was created in November 2000.[6] Tankha has been representing the Whistle blower in Vypam Scam Case of Madhya Pradesh.[7]


External links[edit]