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.

31 Mar 2024

Congress Party

Congress gets fresh income tax notice worth Rs. 1,745 crore

The Congress Party has received another income tax notice from the Income Tax Department totaling more than Rs. 1,745 crore.

13 Mar 2024

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC rejects Congress plea in tax penalty case

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rejected the Congress's plea to halt the income tax demand notice for the recovery of Rs. 105 crore in outstanding taxes.

27 Feb 2024

Congress Party

RS elections: Battle for 15 seats today amid cross-voting concerns

Polling for 15 Rajya Sabha seats is taking place in three states—Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh—on Tuesday, amid concerns over cross-voting by the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP) MLAs.

16 Feb 2024

Congress Party

In relief for Congress, 'frozen' bank accounts now working

The Congress on Friday said that the party's bank accounts, including those of the Youth Congress, were frozen by the Income Tax (I-T) department.

25 Jun 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

AAP vs Congress: Kejriwal wants to break opposition, claims Maken

The standoff between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is far from over, as the Congress slammed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over the opposition unity issue.

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.

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.

18 Sep 2018

PC Chacko

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.

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.

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.