Ajay Maken

  • 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 Editor-in-Chief 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 pot-shots 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. CNN-IBN takes the views of people from...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Maken appeals EC to file FIR against 11 survey agencies February 26, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken reacted to the expose made by a private news channel of alleged malpractices in opinion polls saying that the Election Commission should file an FIR against the 11 survey agencies mentioned in the report. ...
  • AAP did not show the zeal to fulfil its promises: Congress February 14, 2014

    In the wake of the resignation given by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet on Friday evening, the Congress said that whatever happened today was very unfortunate. Party leader Ajay maken said, "Whatever happened today is very unfortunate, but I think the way the AAP was proceeding it...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar December 27, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Suhasini Haidar on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: I was shattered, wracked with pain, says Modi on 2002 riots December 27, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday shared his views for the first time on 2002 Gujarat riots through a blog and said he was shaken to the core by the riots. He said after Gujarat was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2001, the...
  • Congress slams Modi, says he should follow Patel's philosophy October 31, 2013

    Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken took a shot at Narendra Modi and said before placing a statue of Sardar Patel, Modi should at least know and follow his principles. ...
  • Watch:Ajay Maken U-turn on ordinance after Rahul's remark September 27, 2013

    Shocked by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's statement against the ordinance to shield convicted leaders at a press conference in New Delhi, Ajay Maken had to take a U-turn on it. Maken was defending the ordinance when Rahul Gandhi came in and made his explosive comment. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 23, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Battle over economic numbers: UPA vs NDA September 23, 2013

    War of words continued between Finance Minister P Chidambaram and the Bharatiya Janata Party over country's growth rate during UPA and NDA regime. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said, "Chidambaram's statement was a fake encounter of facts." Earlier in the day, Chidambaram said, "Modi's claim that India grew...
  • Watch: Congress launches all-out attack on Modi over burqa remark July 16, 2013

    The Congress has launched an all out counter-attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for being critical of the UPA. Responding to Modi's 'burqa' remark, Congress leader Ajay Maken said, "The burqa of secularism is better than the nakedness of communalism. Secularism unites the nation, communalism breaks the country." Congress...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 4, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Nominees for Indian of the Year 2012 in Politics November 26, 2012

    Here's a look at the nominees of CNN-IBN's Indian of the year in the category of Politics. ...
  • PM's reform push reflected in the Cabinet reshuffle October 28, 2012

    The Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi went in for a major cabinet reshuffle but in his choice the PM has been careful in choosing those who will keep the reforms agenda going. ...
  • Combination of youth and experience: PM on Cabinet October 28, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh effected a major Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, giving away the major share to Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to counter the Telangana forces in the former and ex-ally Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress in the latter. ...
  • New Cabinet appointees include 4 women, 5 Muslims October 28, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh effected a major Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, giving away the major share to Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to counter the Telangana forces in the former and ex-ally Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress in the latter. Several ministers were elevated to the Cabinet rank, with many...
  • Don't want to comment on portfolio: Ajay Maken October 28, 2012

    Ahead of the fifth Cabinet Reshuffle, Ajay Maken on Sunday refused to comment on portfolio but said that he is thankful to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi for considering him for the opportunity. "I am very happy that Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister and Rahul Gandhi...
  • India's Paralympics contingent mistreated September 4, 2012

    Sports Minister Ajay Maken steps in after CNN-IBN exposed the shabby treatment meted out to the Indian contingent in London. ...
  • Ajay Maken welcomes court decision on Kalmadi July 25, 2012

    The Delhi High Court barred Suresh Kalmadi from attending the London Olympics in his official capacity. ...
  • No charges proved against me in CWG scam: Kalmadi July 14, 2012

    Suresh Kalmadi said Ajay Maken's vilification campaign is causing split between officials and players participating in London Olympics. ...
  • Politicians must keep away from IPL: Ajay Maken May 19, 2012

    Reacting to the recent spate of controversies, Sports Minister Ajay Maken has said politicians should be kept out of the IPL. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 16, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Suspensions not enough, says Maken May 16, 2012

    The union sports minister has urged the BCCI to remove the root cause of match-fixing and find a solution in the larger interest of the game. ...
  • IPL sting creates uproar in the Parliament May 15, 2012

    Kirti Azad raised the issue in the Lok Sabha while the IPL chief and parliamentarian Rajiv Shukla promised strict action. ...
  • Former greats support Sports Development Bill November 10, 2011

    Cricketing legend, Kapil Dev and former badminton ace, Prakash Padukone amongst others came out in support of the bill passed by Sports Minister, Ajay Maken. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Ajay Maken October 17, 2011

    The Indian Sports Minister is hoping to get the revised sports bill a thumbs from all quarters. ...
  • FTN: Is there no place for old school elitism in New India? September 19, 2011

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar slammed Sports Minister Ajay Maken as BA Pass from Hansraj college. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Ajay Maken September 14, 2011

    Corporates need to come forward and promote the game feels Ajay Maken after the Indian hockey team rejected the cash award for their victory at the Asians Champions Trophy. ...