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04 Jan 2019

Ajay Maken, Delhi Congress President, resigns citing health issues

Ajay Maken resigns as Congress's Delhi unit chief

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

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Congress party affairs in-charge PC Chacko, and Maken held a meeting yesterday.

Gandhi has accepted the resignation of the 54-year-old leader, who took over as the Delhi unit chief four years ago.

This comes just a few months before the Lok Sabha elections.

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Ajay Maken resigns as Congress's Delhi unit chief
Maken took to Twitter to announce his resignation

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Maken took to Twitter to announce his resignation

Maken had taken over the role of unit chief after the party lost the 2015 Assembly elections.

Later, Maken took to Twitter to announce his resignation.

He said, "After the 2015 Delhi assembly elections, as its Delhi unit president I received a lot of love from Congress workers, the media covering the party and our leader Rahul Gandhiji. Thank you all."

Received lot of love from Rahul Gandhi, Congress workers: Maken

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