AJAY MAKEN

  • 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...
  • Political reactions: Congress, BJP and AAP confident of victory May 16, 2014

    Congress leader Ajay Maken said that the Congress party will perform well in these elections, while BJP leader Vasundhra Raje said that she hopes for the best and result will be good. On the other side, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said that the people of Kashi have voted for the...
  • Ajay Maken welcomes Delhi High Court's decision upholding sports code May 9, 2014

    Former Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court decision to uphold the legal validity of the Sports Code which was passed by the government during his tenure, saying that his stand on the initiative has been vindicated. The National Sports Development Code of India was passed by...
  • Congress demands FIR against Modi for model code violation April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday demanded an FIR against BJP prime ministerial pick Narendra Modi, party workers and TV channels for poll code violation with the telecast of the BJP strongman's road show ahead of his filing his nomination from Varanasi. Congress leader Ajay Maken lampooned Modi saying, "The media...
  • Meet with Muslim clerics exposes BJP's double standards: Congress April 16, 2014

    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 doesn't...
  • No support to a Third Front government: Congress April 15, 2014

    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", party...
  • Delhi not a two-legged fight between BJP, AAP: Ajay Maken April 10, 2014

    Congress candidate from New Delhi Ajay Maken refuted the projections showing a two-legged fight in Delhi between AAP and BJP ...
  • Congress's Ajay Maken eyeing hat-trick from New Delhi seat April 8, 2014

    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 LK...
  • LS polls: Congress vs AAP in New Delhi, Modi vs others in South Delhi April 7, 2014

    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 April 4, 2014

    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 March 30, 2014

    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...
  • Interactive video conversation with Ajay Maken March 30, 2014

    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 March 28, 2014

    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...