AJAY MAKEN

  • Supporter of Arvinder Singh Lovely climbs transmission tower in Delhi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A supporter of Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Tuesday has climbed a transmission tower and threatened not to come down until Lovely agrees to contest in polls. Lovely will not contest the upcoming Assembly elections in the capital from Gandhi Nagar, even though his name was...
  • Kejriwal to file his nomination for Delhi Assembly polls on Wednesday 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who was due to file his nomination papers for the Delhi Assembly polls, will now be submitting the papers on Wednesday. Apparently, the AAP chief could not file his nomination as he got delayed due to his roadshow in the national capital. However,...
  • Maken accepts Kejriwal's challenge for 'structured debate' ahead of Delhi polls 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After Bharatiya Janata Party's Kiran bedi, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday challenged Congress leader Ajay Maken for an open debate. Accepted the invite, Maken said he was ready for a "structured debate" with leaders of rival political parties ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls. Responding...
  • Congress releases book on Arvind Kejriwal's U-turns during his 49-day tenure as Delhi CM 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Raising the political pitch ahead of Delhi Assembly elections, the Congress on Monday released a booklet highlighting U-turns taken by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal during his 49-day tenure as Delhi chief minister. The booklet cites 16 promises which were left unfulfilled by the former Delhi CM....
  • DPCC Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely decides not to contest Delhi Assembly elections 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a major setback to the party, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Chief (DPCC) Arvinder Singh Lovely has decided not to contest 2015 Assembly elections. Lovely's decision comes after Ajay Maken was appointed the head of the Campaign Committee for Delhi Assembly elections. Congress said that his replacement will be...
  • Delhi elections: Ajay Maken alleged Kejriwal of misused power in past January 17, 2015

    The Congress party on Saturday has raised its pitch against the Aam Aadmi Party and accused party chief Arvind Kejriwal of misleading the people of Delhi. "Arvind Kejriwal went back on many promises that he had made to Delhi's citizens," he said. ...
  • Delhi elections: Opposition attacks Kiran Bedi for joining BJP January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on former IPS officer Kiran Bedi for joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress leader Ajay Maken on Thursday said, "It's a very surprising decision by Kiran Bedi. She used Anna Hazare to fulfil her political ambitions." On the other hand, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief...
  • Delhi elections: Ajay Maken rules out support to AAP, says no rethinking on it January 14, 2015

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Congress's Delhi elections campaign chief Ajay Maken on Wednesday said that Sheila Dikshit's statement of backing AAP if required is out of the question. "Congress will not support AAP and there is no rethinking on it," he said. ...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: Congress releases second list of 25 candidates January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday released its second list of 25 candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections. The list includes names of Campaign Committee chief Ajay Maken and former MP Mahabal Mishra. While Maken will contest from Sadar Bazar, Mishra will fight from Dwarka constituency. Interestingly, the party has decided to field...
  • Delhi elections: Congress to release list of 45 candidates on Wednesday January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress has finalised the list of 45 candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections and the names would be announced on Wednesday, said Congress Campaign Committee head for Delhi elections Ajay Maken. Talking to mediapersons on Tuesday, Maken said corruption was a major issue in the Delhi Assembly elections....
  • Restructuring of Planning Commission aimed at benefitting vested interests, says Congress December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that the government's plans of a "political burial" of the Planning Commission were being carried out in a "devious" manner characterised by "subterfuge and doublespeak". The party said the steps to dismantle the plan panel...
  • Congress releases booklet on BJP's poll promises, says Modi regime took over 25 U-turns in 180 days December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre has taken over 25 U-turns in 180 days in government, the Congress on Monday released a booklet stating how the government has gone back on its poll promises. While calling it a "U-turn government", Congress leader Ajay...
  • Rahul Gandhi starts deliberations after string of poll reverses October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi has embarked on brainstorming sessions with senior Congress leaders to decide the future course for the party in the wake of a string of electoral debacles since the Lok Sabha polls in May. As part of the exercise, the Congress Vice President held lengthy consultations with...
  • Congress slams Arun Jaitley for remarks on CAG October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday slammed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks that CAG should not sensationalise its report, saying it amounts to threatening the government auditor and wondered if the ruling dispensation feels it could be targeted on its reports like the UPA was. ...
  • Don't try to threaten Congress over black money, come out with the complete list: Maken to BJP October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Wednesday dared the Narendra Modi government to reveal the names of all the black money account holders. The Congress also said that it was ready for a probe against it on the issue. Reacting to reports about the central government's decision to disclose certain...
  • Maharashtra: Congress hits back at NCP, says will never support Shiv Sena October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken hit back at National Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar by saying that the party will never support Shiv Sena. The remarks came a day after Pawar said that the Congress has approached the party to jointly support Shiv Sena to form the government...
  • Modi government misleading public on black money issue: Congress October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing the NDA government of misleading the public on the issue of black money, Congress on Saturday rejected Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's charge that a treaty signed with Germany by the Congress government in 1995 has kept its hands tied on the issue. Countering the accusation, AICC Communication...
  • A day after break-up, Congress accuses NCP of cheating with BJP September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting up a brave face after its alliance in Maharashtra fell apart, Congress on Friday targeted NCP alleging that it was trying to "get close" to BJP, which was quick to rule out any truck with Sharad Pawar's party. "This is not surprising for us because we knew that...
  • Only Congress is capable of giving Maharashtra a corruption free government, says Ajay Maken September 26, 2014

    Congress is confident of contesting all 288 seats for the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections, said Congress leader Ajay Maken. Maken also said that Congress is the only party in the state that is capable of giving the people a corruption free government. ...
  • Don't need a noun before my name to air my views, says Tewari as Congress names new spokespersons September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A defiant Manish Tewari on Monday hit out at the Congress for virtually putting a gag order against him and Rashid Alvi for speaking "without authorisation". The former information and broadcasting minister said that he didn't need a noun before his name to express his opinions. "There are certain...
  • Congress dubs as 'political vendetta' move to remove Governors June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday slammed government's move to remove Governors appointed during the UPA tenure as "political vendetta" and said the "dictatorial" step will have "serious repercussions". It asked the central government to ensure constitutional appropriateness. "Governors being constitutional authorities should not be subjected to a public debate....
  • Onion prices to shoot up due to strike in wholesale markets June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After inflation hit a fivemonth high at 6.01 per cent, the onion prices are threatening to shoot up in view of a strike in major wholesale markets including Lasalgaon. The Agriculture Ministry has stepped in to control the situation. Agriculture Ministry sources told CNNIBN that officials have been...
  • Why Ordinance route was adopted for N Misra's appointment: Congress May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday questioned the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking why the government adopted the Ordinance route in this regard. Congress general secretary and Chairman of AICC Communication Department Ajay Maken, at the same time, made it...
  • Should educational qualification be the basis for deciding the competence of a minister? May 28, 2014

    A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. Even though she is being targeted by the Opposition, Irani refused to comment on the issue. IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai asks the panel of experts whether educational qualification should...
  • Is graduation degree necessary to be a competent minister? May 28, 2014

    Terming as 'lacklustre' Narendra Modi's new Council of Ministers, Congress on Tuesday took potshots at the new government saying its HRD Minister Smriti Irani was "not even a graduate." Smriti Irani herself has refused to comment on the controversy over her educational qualification. CNNIBN takes the views of people from...
  • Puskar hits out at Maken, says Constitution didn't mandate educational qualification for being an MP May 28, 2014

    Hitting out at Congress leader Ajay Maken for raising the issue of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification, BJP leader Ramesh Puskar on Wednesday said the Constitution did not mandate educational qualification for being an MP. "Our Constitution does not underline educational qualification to contest elections. Ajay Maken's statement against...
  • Smriti silent on education row, BJP asks what is Sonia's qualification May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani herself has refused to comment on the controversy over her educational qualification. This after the Congress came down hard on Irani with Ajay Maken questioning how a 12th class passout can head the HRD ministry. The Bharatiya janata Party has, however, hit back...
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani not even a graduate: Ajay Maken May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming as 'lacklustre' Narendra Modi's new Council of Ministers, Congress on Tuesday took potshots at the new government saying its HRD Minister Smriti Irani was "not even a graduate." Wondering how can someone who has been made in charge of HRD has not even clearly mentioned her educational qualifications,...
  • Many 'friends' of Congress may soon become 'friends without benefits' May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The humiliating defeat of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha polls is likely to hit a few people much harder than the others. Some of its spokespersons and managers, who were enjoying the perks of holding government and statutory positions while being active members of the party,...
  • New Delhi LS seat won by woman candidate after 54 years May 18, 2014

    The New Delhi Lok Sabha seat has been bagged by a woman candidate after a gap of 54 years. In the justconcluded elections for the 16th Lok Sabha, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi defeated sitting MP and Congress heavyweight Ajay Maken from New Delhi seat by a huge margin. Lawyerturnedpolitician Lekhi, is the...