Articles about Ajay Maken
Ajay Maken is a senior political leader of the Indian National Congress (INC) from Delhi, currently serving as the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) for Rajasthan. Maken, who obtained his BSc in Chemistry (Hons.) from Delhi University, has been associated with the Congress party since his student days. As a member of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI), the Congress's student wing, he contested and won the election to the post of the President of the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) in 1985. Maken has also been a two-time member of the Lok Sabha and a three-time member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. At 39, he was appointed the Speaker of the Delhi Assembly (2003-04), the youngest Speaker in the country at the time. He has served as a Cabinet minister in both Delhi State and Central governments and has also headed the Congress's Delhi State unit. Maken contested and lost in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha Elections to BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi from his traditional stronghold, the New Delhi constituency.
14 May 2022Politics
While the Congress three-day brainstorming session 'Nav Sankalp Shivir' is underway in Udaipur, the party is considering major organizational reforms ahead of the 2024 polls.
19 Jul 2020Politics
Marking yet another development in the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday met his loyalist MLAs in Jaipur.
20 Jul 2019Politics
In an extremely sad news, former Delhi Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday. She was 81 years old.
24 May 2019Politics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.
12 May 2019Politics
The Gandhis- Rahul, Priyanka, and Sonia, came out to cast their votes in the ongoing sixth phase of elections.
12 May 2019Politics
The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls, the sixth phase, is underway in several states. Voting is being held for 59 seats.
22 Apr 2019Politics
Ending weeks of uncertainty surrounding a potential tie-up with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi, Congress on Monday released a list of candidates.
12 Apr 2019Politics
She was once India's HRD Minister but no one really knew how educated Smriti Irani is. Then she made a thumping proclamation that she had a degree from the prestigious Yale University.
16 Jan 2019Politics
Former Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, on Tuesday didn't rule out Congress' alliance with AAP but said nothing is confirmed yet.
10 Jan 2019Politics
Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has been chosen as the new chief of the Delhi Congress.
04 Jan 2019Politics
Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken today resigned as the party's Delhi unit chief citing health reasons.
22 Dec 2018Politics
On Friday, the AAP-dominated Delhi Assembly passed a resolution suggesting Bharat Ratna should be stripped from former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as he failed to curb 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
18 Sep 2018Politics
Earlier in the day, it was reported that Ajay Maken, the Delhi Congress chief, had resigned from his post over health issues.
16 Jun 2018Politics
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who is continuing his sit-in protest at L-G Anil Baijal's office, asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi to reveal if he is actually supporting Bharatiya Janata Party.
04 Jun 2018Politics
Former Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel said doors of Bharatiya Janata Party will always welcome ousted Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra.
02 Jun 2018Politics
A number of tweets set off speculations that AAP and Congress may forge a pre-poll alliance in Delhi, joining the buzz of a united opposition to stop BJP's victory in 2019.
09 Apr 2018Politics
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading a protest at Raj Ghat today.
21 Mar 2018Delhi
Delhi BJP leaders will attend an all-party meeting today that would be convened by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with the members of the Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee over the ongoing sealing drive against illegal commercial properties in Delhi.
17 Feb 2018Politics
Ahead of the upcoming Delhi by-polls, Congress gets a shot in the arm. Former Delhi Congress chief Aravinder Singh Lovely has returned to Congress after a brief stint with BJP.
07 Dec 2017Politics
After a 19-year Congress presidency, Sonia Gandhi is making way for heir-apparent, Rahul Gandhi.
15 Oct 2017Politics
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has confirmed that Rahul Gandhi will soon take over as party chief signifying that Congress' organizational polls, most probably on Oct 25, might finally witness the generational shift.
04 Jun 2017Politics
The BJP was quick to mount an attack on Congress for the booklet-blunder seeking an apology from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
23 Apr 2017Politics
Within a day of getting expelled from the Congress, Barkha Shukla Singh joined the BJP and lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies.
21 Apr 2017Politics
The ABP-C Voter survey has revealed that the BJP is set to win all three wings in the MCD elections in Delhi.
15 Apr 2017Politics
In a hit for the Congress ahead of the Delhi civic elections, a party worker has alleged senior members were selling tickets.
10 Apr 2017Politics
Maintaining his stand on alleged tampering of EVMs, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal equated the EC with 'Dhritarashtra', who wanted 'Duryodhana' BJP to win.
03 Apr 2017Politics
Denying AAP's demand for cross-verification of Punjab poll results, the Election Commission said the party should introspect on its performance instead of making "unfair" accusations.
14 Mar 2017Politics
Arvind Kejriwal has written to the Election Commission, saying that they should use ballot papers and not EVMs for the upcoming MCD elections in Delhi.
01 Jan 2017Politics
Anil Baijal, the new Lt Governor of Delhi has remained non-committal about fixing the relationship with the Delhi government; he said, "I don't know why and how the relationship will improve. We will sit and talk."