Ajay Maken

  • Meet with Muslim clerics exposes BJP's double standards: Congress 16-04-2014 08:59 AM

    Lucknow: The Congress has hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for Rajnath Singh's meet with Muslim clerics in Lucknow. Congress leader Ajay Maken said the BJP's double standards stand exposed after the meet. "BJP takes the whole media along when it goes to meet religious leaders, at least Congress...
  • No support to a Third Front government: Congress 15-04-2014 07:47 PM

    Congress on Tuesday dismissed the posssibility of support to a Third Front in forming the next government at the Centre insisting the UPA-III coalition will rule the country after Lok Sabha polls. "We have always been speaking of UPA-III coming to power. We are confident of UPA-III after the polls",...
  • Congress's Ajay Maken eyeing hat-trick from New Delhi seat 08-04-2014 05:23 PM

    A microcosm of capital's urban elite and who's who in the political space, the prestigious New Delhi constituency has been the centre of a high-octane campaign where incumbent Ajay Maken is facing BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi and Ashish Khaitan of AAP. Earlier represented by the likes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and...
  • LS polls: Congress vs AAP in New Delhi, Modi vs others in South Delhi 07-04-2014 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: The December 16 gangrape was a turning point for Delhi's polity. The anger and frustration of the common man, pent up for years, found a reason for outpour. The street protests that took place across the country were a wake up call for the powers to be. They...
  • MPs Rating: Union Minister Ajay Maken scores 6.16 on a scale of 10 04-04-2014 08:45 AM

    New Delhi: Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Ajay Maken is a two-time MP from New Delhi. He is seeking re-election in the forthcoming elections. Maken, who is also the general secretary of AICC has scored 6.16 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and...
  • Sports ministry the most coveted portfolio for me: Ajay Maken 30-03-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: Former sports minister and senior Congress leader Ajay Maken admitted that the sports ministry remains the most coveted post for him. "I was told that I was being elevated by being inducted into Cabinet but I have a passion for the Sports and the portfolio is dear to...
  • Interactive video conversation with Ajay Maken 30-03-2014 12:59 PM

    Network18 and Google in a conversation with former Minister of Sports and senior Congress leader, Ajay Maken. He speaks about the upcoming elections alongside his future plans in politics.. ...
  • Ajay Maken says he'll win New Delhi by a bigger margin this time 28-03-2014 09:52 AM

    New Delhi: One of the most interesting battles in Delhi will be witnessed in the New Delhi constituency where Congress leader Ajay Maken will face Bharatiya Janata Party's Meenakshi Lekhi and former journalist and AAP leader Ashish Khetan. A confident Ajay Maken spoke to CNN-IBN and said his victory margin...
  • Chidambaram not running away from LS battle: Cong 21-03-2014 10:19 PM

    Congress on Friday rejected BJP's criticism in the wake of Finance Minister P Chidambaram opting out of Lok Sabha race, saying had he run away he would not have fielded his son from his Shivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu. "There is no running away. If that was the case, he...
  • Read: Congress's third list of 58 candidates for Lok Sabha elections 18-03-2014 09:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday released its much anticipated third list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections. The party released 58 names this time. While the Congress fielded Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot from Ajmer, senior party leader in Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi has been given a ticket from Mahasamund....
  • LS polls: Congress fields Sibal in Chandni Chowk, Maken in New Delhi 18-03-2014 08:57 PM

    New Delhi: Congress released its much anticipated third list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday where it announced its nominees for Delhi seats. Congress renominated five sitting MPs -- Kapil Sibal, Sandeep Dikshit, J P Agarwal, Krishna Tirath and Ajay Maken -- for the Lok Sabha polls in...
  • Ajay Maken will be Cong candidate for New Delhi Lok Sabha seat 27-02-2014 06:17 PM

    Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken is all set to be the party's Lok Sabha candidate in New Delhi constituency as no other leader of the party on Thursday came forward to enter the contest for the seat under Rahul Gandhi-promoted US-style "primaries" system. "Ajay Maken, who is an MP from...
  • Congress 'primaries' process starts in Northeast Delhi seat 26-02-2014 06:31 PM

    After launching "primaries" project in New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency represented by Ajay Maken, Congress today initiated the new candidate selection process in Northeast Delhi Lok Sabha seat from where Jai Prakash Agarwal is the MP. The project, which is being experimented by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, will allow...
  • Maken's constituency to witness contest under Congress primaries 22-02-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, represented by Ajay Maken, will soon witness a contest under the "primaries" project being experimented by Congress to allow grassroots workers to choose candidates for the coming general elections. Under the experiment, an exercises starting with compilation of a voters' list comprising office bearers of...
  • Congress slams Modi government over BPL figures 03-02-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday once again launched a scathing attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over Below Poverty Line (BPL) figures. Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken said that while the BJP criticised the Centre's Rs 32 figure, the party has identified the poor with much lower figures. "Narendra...
  • Congress primaries: Maken keen on including New Delhi 01-02-2014 11:34 PM

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Ajay Maken has urged the party to include his New Delhi seat in the list of primaries to select Lok Sabha candidates. The party has decided to conduct primaries in about 15 Lok Sabha constituencies across the country in the run-up to the Lok Sabha...
  • Congress ticks off Aiyar for his teaboy remarks against Modi 18-01-2014 10:49 PM

    Congress on Saturday ticked off party leader Manishanker Aiyar for his controversial remarks that the party would welcome Narendra Modi to sell tea at AICC meetings. "The party does not approve of the statement," Congress general secretary Ajay Maken, who is in charge of the media department, told. Aiyar had...
  • Congress sounds 2014 election bugle with Rahul Gandhi's 5-point agenda 27-12-2013 06:40 PM

    New Delhi: With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections around the corner, the Congress on Friday convened a meeting to chalk out the strategy to tackle corruption and inflation - the two factors believed behind the anti-Congress sentiment in the country. Detailing the five points decided during the meeting, Congress General...
  • People building Patel statue should follow his philosophy: Maken 31-10-2013 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: Minutes after Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi banked upon Sardar Patel's show of secularism, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken hit out at the BJP's ideological parent, the RSS. In a direct attack on the BJP, Maken said that it was the...
  • MP: Politics over stampede continues as Cong demands CM's resignation 14-10-2013 11:34 PM

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to political blame game on the Madhya Pradesh stampede which took 115 lives on Sunday. With elections scheduled later in November, the Congress doesn't want to let go any opportunity in targeting the BJP government of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The Congress has...
  • CBI opposes Tytler's bail plea in case related to alleged forging of Maken's letterhead 30-09-2013 12:44 PM

    New Delhi: CBI on Monday opposed in a Delhi court the bail plea of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, chargesheeted along with controversial businessman Abhishek Verma in a case of alleged forgery of AICC General Secretary Ajay Maken's letter which was sent to the Prime Minister. Tytler, who appeared before the...
  • Congress rejects BJP demand to call off Manmohan-Sharif talks 26-09-2013 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: Rejecting BJP's demand to call off Prime Ministerial level talks with Pakistan in New York, Congress on Thursday said terror strike in Jammu is an attempt to derail the peace process and wondered whether the saffron party also wanted the same. "Who are opposing PEACE AND DIALOGUE ?...
  • BJP slams Chidambaram for calling Modi growth claims 'fake encounter' 23-09-2013 01:50 PM

    New Delhi: It is an all out war of words between the Congress and BJP over the country's growth rate from a 'fake encounter with facts' to 'terrorism with facts' being just some of statements that have been made. While Finance Minister P Chidambaram accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi...
  • Congress always takes action against corruption, not BJP, says Ajay Maken 07-09-2013 04:22 PM

    The Congress party has always taken action whenever charges of corruption have been raised against its leaders, but the BJP on the other hand had always "shielded" its corrupt leaders and ministers. "Whenever charges of corruption came to light, the Congress and its government never hesitated to take action. But...
  • Jagdish Tytler summoned as accused by court in forgery case 06-09-2013 05:56 PM

    Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, who has been chargesheeted by CBI along with controversial arms dealer Abhishek Verma in a forgery case, was issued summons as an accused by a Delhi court on Friday asking him to appear on September 30. Special CBI Judge V K Gupta took cognisance of the...
  • If India is computer, Congress is its default programme: Rahul Gandhi 23-08-2013 09:38 AM

    "If India is computer, Congress is its default programme," Rahul Gandhi on Thursday told a Congress workshop on social media. Addressing odd-300 participants from various states, NSUI and Youth Congress members, the Congress Vice President said the party captures the essence of the nation. At a time when BJP's key...
  • Congress to hold first social media workshop on Thursday 21-08-2013 08:22 PM

    Faced with Narendra Modi's first-mover advantage on social media, Congress is getting its act together by organising the first-of-its-kind workshop at New Delhi on Thursday to train spokespersons on twitter, facebook and other interactive internet sites. The workshop will have some 300 participants, including five representatives from each state, at...
  • Congress to hold first social media workshop on Thursday 21-08-2013 08:22 PM

    Faced with Narendra Modi's first-mover advantage on social media, Congress is getting its act together by organising the first-of-its-kind workshop at New Delhi on Thursday to train spokespersons on twitter, facebook and other interactive internet sites. The workshop will have some 300 participants, including five representatives from each state, at...
  • Congress to set up social media wings in poll-bound states 17-08-2013 06:28 PM

    Congress will set up new communication teams with a separate wing dedicated to social media in all the five poll-bound states of Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. "We are trying to set up our communication teams in all states within two-three months and to start with, we will...
  • Telangana: AP Assembly to pass a resolution on the issue now 30-07-2013 09:38 PM

    New Delhi: AICC General Secretary Ajay Maken on Tuesday announced a resolution on the formation of the creation of a separate state of Telangana. "Resolution has been passed in the CWC for the formation of a separate state of Telangana," he said. Over the complexity of the issue, Maken said...