AJAY MAKEN

  • Congress supports net neutrality: Ajay Maken 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday said it fully supported net neutrality and asked the government to direct the telecom regulator TRAI to scrap an ongoing public consultation on whether telecom operators should impose differential charges for services like Skype and WhatsApp. Party leader Ajay Maken noted that any telecom framework...
  • Congress, BJP hit out at AAP for having separate entries for VIPs April 6, 2015

    The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party accusing it of hypocrisy. Senior party leader Ajay Maken hit out at AAP for having separate entries for VIP and VVIP card holders at the re-launch of the anti-corruption helpline at the Talkatora stadium in the national...
  • Aam Aadmi Party members have become VIPs in just 50 days: Congress April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP-led Delhi government's event to launch the anti-corruption helpline on Sunday came in for strong criticism from Congress, which showed pictures of VIP boards placed at the event and said "in 50 days Aam Aadmi has become VIP". Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken posted a picture showing VIP parking...
  • Congress attacks AAP for 'total failure' in first 49 days April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: As AAP government completes 49 days in office -- the tenure of its first stint, Congress on Friday mounted a blistering attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of "total failure" in governance due to "excessive" focus on containing dissidence in the party. Delhi Congress Chief Ajay...
  • Congress launches app-based membership drive March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim of expanding the party's base, Congress on Monday launched an online and application-based membership drive. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur launched the application at their residence in the presence of AICC spokesperson PC Chacko and DPCC chief Ajay Maken. The Congress online...
  • Congress slams AAP government over financial woes of MCD March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the AAP government over the dire financial status of the Delhi's municipal bodies, saying the grants to the corporations had been reduced drastically. Instead of working on a solution for the cash strapped corporations, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is playing...
  • BJP, Congress accuse AAP of going back on poll promise as water tariff hiked in Delhi March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: A month after taking charge of Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced a 10 per cent hike in water tariff for households that consume more than 20,000 litres per month facing the ire of the Opposition. The BJP and Congress have accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led party of...
  • House-trading row: DPCC chief Ajay Maken says AAP did approach Congress MLAs March 11, 2015

    Reacting on the allegations of horse-trading against Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal, DPCC chief Ajay Maken said, "AAP did approach our MLAs but we have always maintained this." ...
  • Delhi Congress to 'assist' government in combating swine flu: Ajay Maken March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In its bid to project a constructive face after successive poll debacles, Delhi Congress has decided to launch an awareness campaign against swine flu to "assist" the AAP government in combating the influenza in Delhi. A day after taking over as the state Congress chief, Ajay Maken made an...
  • Ajay Maken appointed Delhi Congress chief March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday appointed former union minister Ajay Maken as chief of the party in Delhi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also made five appointments to the party's various state units. Former state minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir has been appointed party chief in Jammu and Kashmir and former union minister...
  • Major reshuffle in Congress ahead of AICC session, 5 new PCC chiefs appointed March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major reshuffle ahead of possible elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party president at the All India Congress Committee session next month, Congress on Monday appointed five new Pradesh Congress Committee chiefs and one regional Congress Committee President. The reshuffle had a clear imprint of Rahul Gandhi in...
  • Ajay Maken to be Delhi Congress chief February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Ajay Maken will be the chief of the party unit in Delhi where Congress suffered a wipe-out in assembly polls in the national capital. The decision is expected to be announced in a day or two, sources said, indicating that some other changes could also...
  • Decimation of Congress exposes fissures within Congress February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The split within the Congress is out in the open after the party could not even bag a single seat in the recent assembly elections in Delhi. After former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit accused Congress's campaign committee chief in Delhi Ajay Maken of not taking other party...
  • I pity Maken; he lost focus, never took us along: Sheila Dikshit February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The ongoing war between former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Congress' face in the just-held Delhi Assembly elections Ajay Maken came out in the open with the former accusing him of not taking other party leaders along. Speaking to CNN-IBN on Thursday, Dikshit said, "I pity Maken. He...
  • After the rout, voices of discomfiture grow in Congress February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Voices of discomfiture grew in Congress with leaders suggesting that all sections were not taken along, which brought this ignominy as the party failed to open its account in Delhi Assmebly polls. "Highly disappointed with the fate of Congress in Delhi. It's sad to see it like this. Wish...
  • Five reasons why Congress could not open its account in Delhi elections February 10, 2015

    Delhi elections are a watershed for all the major contestants. While the Aam Aadmi Party is euphoric with its out-of-the-world performance, Bharatiya Janata Party is licking its wounds would while the Congress has scored a golden duck. While a poor show was on the cards for Congress which has been...
  • Delhi elections: Full list of new MLAs February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday registered a clean sweep victory in Delhi Assembly Polls. In a 70-membered Delhi Assembly, AAP bagged 67 seats restricting the Bharatiya Janata Party at only three seats while Congress failed to even open its account. While big players like BJP's...
  • Congress needs to revisit 'ideological construct', says Manish Tewari February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: With Congress decimated in Delhi elections, its senior leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday said the party's "ideological construct" needs to be revisited as Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has eaten up the space. The former Union Minister also felt that the outcome of the polls could have been different...
  • Arvind Kejriwal's 'swachh Delhi abhiyaan', Aam Aadmi Party makes Delhi BJP and Congress 'mukt' February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A tsunami, a clean sweep, a thunderstorm or a duststorm- call it what you may but one thing that is crystal clear is that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has done what no other party has been able to do in the electoral history of India. In a...
  • Delhi elections: Annihilated Congress says it will 'reinvent' itself February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Annihilated in Delhi polls, a shocked Congress today promised to "reinvent" itself ànd revisit its "idealogical construct". Party chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi congratulated Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi party for their landslide victory saying they "respect" the verdict. The party's face for the polls...
  • Delhi elections: Ajay Maken trailing at third place, AAP leads in Sadar Bazar February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress' chief ministerial candidate Ajay Maken was all set for a humiliating defeat as he was trailing in the third position with a mere 10408 votes in the Sadar Bazar constituency. AAP candidate Som Dutt was leading in the seat with 47491 votes while BJP candidate Praveen Kumar Jain...
  • Assembly elections: Ajay Maken quits after Congress rout in Delhi February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: With trends projecting a defeat for Congress in Delhi Assembly elections, Ajay Maken on Tuesday resigned from the post of General Secretary taking responsibility for the party's debacle in Delhi polls. He said, "I have not right to stay on this position and should resign from my post." "I was...
  • Delhi elections: Just wait for the full results, says Ajay Maken February 10, 2015

    As counting of votes for Delhi elections begins, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken, "Let the voting end and results come out. We are doing better than what exit polls had predicted." ...
  • Breaking Toons: Ajay Maken, Kiran Bedi, and Arvind Kejriwal pray for their luck February 10, 2015

    As counting of votes for Delhi elections begins, three main CM candidates Ajay Maken Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal trying their luck hard to turn the exit polls in their favours. ...
  • Kiran Bedi's leadership will bring BJP positive results in Delhi: Amit Shah February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A year after its 49-day stint in power ended abruptly, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi party (AAP) is set to return to power in Delhi, exit polls said on Saturday after record voting in the assembly elections. Bharatiya Janata party's (BJP) chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi has gone on...
  • Countdown begins for counting: Who will win Delhi? February 9, 2015

    It has been one of the most fiercely contested state elections in India and now the fate of 673 candidates will be know in a few hours as counting for the 70-member Delhi Assembly starts at 8 am on Tuesday. ...
  • Assembly elections: Failure to win seat in Delhi could see Ajay Maken quit Congress posts February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken could resign from his post if he fails to win from the Sadar Bazar seat in the Delhi Assembly polls, sources said. Maken, who was the party's face for the Delhi polls, is locked in a tough three-way battle for the seat against the...
  • Congress ready to play any role to respect people's will: Ajay Maken February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: With surveys predicting AAP's victory in Assembly elections, Congress on Sunday said if opinion and exit polls are correct the will of the people should prevail in a democracy and that it was ready to play whatever role people of Delhi entrust upon it. "Well last time (in 2013...
  • Delhi polls: Maken says Congress will do 'exceedingly' well February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Minutes after casting his vote, senior Congress leader Ajay Maken on Saturday exuded confidence that his party will do "exceedingly" well in the Delhi polls and hoped that it will form the government on its own. "I am very hopeful that Congress is going to do exceedingly well...
  • Delhi polls: Fate of AAP, BJP and Congress to be sealed by 6 PM today February 7, 2015

    The fate of heavyweight contenders like BJP's Kiran Bedi, Krishna Tirath, Vinod Kumar Binny; AAP's Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Somnath Bharti; Congress's Ajay Maken, Shoaib Iqbal and Sharmistha Mukherjee will be sealed by 6 PM on Saturday. ...