Ajay Maken: News

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.

16 Nov 2022

Ashok Gehlot

Ajay Maken quits as AICC's Rajasthan in-charge

Upset over inaction against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's loyalists for rebelling ahead of the Congress's presidential elections, Ajay Maken has resigned as the All India Congress Committee's (AICC) Rajasthan in-charge.

14 May 2022

Congress Party

Chintan Shivir: From RS term to performance wing, Congress introspects

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.

12 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Love will win, says Rahul Gandhi after casting his vote

The Gandhis- Rahul, Priyanka, and Sonia, came out to cast their votes in the ongoing sixth phase of elections.

10 Jan 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit named as Delhi Congress chief

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has been chosen as the new chief of the Delhi Congress.

04 Jan 2019

Rahul Gandhi

Ajay Maken, Delhi Congress President, resigns citing health issues

Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken today resigned as the party's Delhi unit chief citing health reasons.

Congress denies reports of Maken resigning as Delhi Party Chief

Earlier in the day, it was reported that Ajay Maken, the Delhi Congress chief, had resigned from his post over health issues.

02 Jun 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Will AAP and Congress forge pre-poll alliance? It seems likely

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.

21 Mar 2018


Delhi: BJP leaders to attend all-party meet on sealing today

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 2018


Aravinder Singh Lovely rejoins Congress after BJP-stint

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.

23 Apr 2017


Barkha Shukla joins BJP after expulsion from Congress

Within a day of getting expelled from the Congress, Barkha Shukla Singh joined the BJP and lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies.

15 Apr 2017

Mahila Congress

MCD polls: Maken, other Cong leaders allegedly selling tickets

In a hit for the Congress ahead of the Delhi civic elections, a party worker has alleged senior members were selling tickets.

10 Apr 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

EVM tampering: 'Dhritarashtra' EC wants 'Duryodhana' BJP to win

Maintaining his stand on alleged tampering of EVMs, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal equated the EC with 'Dhritarashtra', who wanted 'Duryodhana' BJP to win.

08 Apr 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

EVM tampering: Inquiry team finds no anomalies

An inquiry team led by AP chief electoral officer Bhanwar Lal has found no evidence of tampering of EVMs used in a demonstration at Bhind.

03 Apr 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

EVM tampering: EC denies AAP's allegations, says 'introspect on performance'

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.

31 Mar 2017


AAP Woes: Four Delhi MLAs wish to join Congress

Adding to the troubles of Aam Aadmi Party, the party's four sitting Members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly have expressed their wish to join the Congress party.

24 Mar 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Supreme Court questions EC over EVMs

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Election Commission asking them to clarify their stance on the accuracy of EVMs. A complaint was filed after several politicians alleged that the machines could be easily tampered with.

15 Mar 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal alleges EVM tampering in Punjab

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that 20-25% of votes that were given to AAP was transferred to other parties from tampered EVMs. He demanded a probe into the matter.

22 Jan 2017


AAP spent more on ads than on actual loans

Yogendra Yadav said the AAP spent Rs.30 lakh on advertisements for student loans, but have so far only provided 3 students with actual loans worth Rs.3.15 lakh.

18 Sep 2016


AAP government indicted for misusing public funds on ads

An I&B ministry appointed Committee on Friday charged AAP government for misusing exchequer funds on advertisements, that violated Supreme Court guidelines.