AJAY MAKEN

  • Mission Delhi: BJP goes all guns blazing 4 days ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is planning an aggressive campaign in the last week in the run up to the upcoming Delhi assembly election. The party has asked the senior union Ministers to monitor the campaigning in the national capital....
  • Delhi elections: Congress releases manifesto, promises reforms in power, water reforms January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress released its manifesto for Delhi Assembly elections on Friday, promising reforms in the power and water sectors. The Congress has promised to provide electricity at the rate of Rs 1.50 per unit. Women's security is another key promise made by the party. Congress' Election Campaign Committee chief and...
  • Delhi elections: Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal, Ajay Maken file nominations; Anna says politics is dirty January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Team Anna colleagues-turned-rivals Kiran Bedi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday officially entered the poll arena with both filing their nominations for the Delhi Assembly elections on the last day for doing so. Both Bedi and Kejriwal are...
  • Mission Delhi: RSS kept India one, says Kiran Bedi January 21, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Kiran Bedi on Wednesday lavished praise on the party's parent organisation the RSS calling it a "very nationalist" organisation. ...
  • Kiran Bedi does not have any experience in politics, does not know the vision: Ajay Maken January 21, 2015

    Congress leader Ajay Maken said that BJP and AAP shall form an alliance together as they know each other. "Kiran Bedi does not have any experience in politics, she does not know the vision," said Maken. ...
  • Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal file nominations, battle for Delhi begins in right earnest January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Officially entering the poll arena, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Kiran Bedi and Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal filed their nominations for the Delhi Assembly elections on Wednesday. While the new entrant in the party, Kiran Bedi is BJP's chief ministerial candidate, former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is AAP's...
  • CM hopefuls Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal to file nominations for Delhi polls today January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief Ministerial candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party will be filing their nominations to contest the Delhi Assembly polls on Wednesday. While BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi will file her nomination from Krishna Nagar, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will file his nomination from the...
  • Supporter of Arvinder Singh Lovely climbs transmission tower in Delhi January 20, 2015

    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 January 20, 2015

    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 January 20, 2015

    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 January 19, 2015

    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 January 18, 2015

    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...