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Ajay Maken in Jaipur today amid buzz around Rajasthan cabinet rejig

Ajay Maken and AICC general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal held a meeting with Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday night over cabinet reshuffle. The two leaders again held a meeting with state party leaders in Jaipur on Sunday and said they have reached a consensus on the issue.
Congress leader Ajay Maken met party MLAs in Rajasthan during his earlier visit.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Ajay Maken met party MLAs in Rajasthan during his earlier visit.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 28, 2021 06:51 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

No differences remain, Rajasthan Cabinet rejig soon: Ajay Maken

The meeting, called by the state party chief Govind Singh Dotasra, was attended by 26 legislators, 12 ministers and 28 party office-bearers, according to a state Congress leader who asked not to be named.
Congress leader Ajay Maken speaks at a press conference in Jaipur.(ANI)
Congress leader Ajay Maken speaks at a press conference in Jaipur.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 26, 2021 12:03 AM IST
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Rajasthan Congress turmoil: Ex-BSP leaders, Independents to hold meeting

  • Six former BSP MLAs, who joined the Congress in September 2019 after a rebellion by Sachin Pilot against the state leadership, and 13 independent MLAs who support the government will jointly hold a meeting on Wednesday,
Last year in July, Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs rebelled against chief minister Ashok Gehlot but the crisis was averted after the party formed a panel to address their concerns. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Last year in July, Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs rebelled against chief minister Ashok Gehlot but the crisis was averted after the party formed a panel to address their concerns. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Jun 21, 2021 05:48 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Jaipur

Congress slams Center over petrol, diesel price hike

  • While addressing a press conference, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken demanded an explanation of how exactly has the government spent 20 lakh crore that it "collected by multiple hikes in excise duty on both petrol and diesel" in last six years.
While addressing a press conference here, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken alleged that excise duty on diesel has been hiked by 820 per cent and 258 per cent on petrol in the last six years.(ANI)
While addressing a press conference here, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken alleged that excise duty on diesel has been hiked by 820 per cent and 258 per cent on petrol in the last six years.(ANI)
Published on Jan 24, 2021 09:50 PM IST
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Ahead of Rajasthan govt’s report card, AICC manifesto panel to hold review meet on Friday

CM Gehlot is keeping his cabinet colleagues and senior bureaucrats on their toes as only eight days are left for the October 2 deadline for placing the government’s report card in public domain
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Govind Singh and AICC general secretary Ajay Maken will also attend the review meeting on Friday.(ANI)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Govind Singh and AICC general secretary Ajay Maken will also attend the review meeting on Friday.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta

Protests against forced eviction of Delhi slum dwellers to be held

The Centre on Monday ruled out immediate evictions and told the court that discussions were underway to implement its orders
The Railway Basti Jan Sangharsh Morcha, the coalition, said it will hold the protests even as it welcomes the Centre’s promise of no coercive action against settlements on railway land for four weeks(Representational Photo/HT)
The Railway Basti Jan Sangharsh Morcha, the coalition, said it will hold the protests even as it welcomes the Centre’s promise of no coercive action against settlements on railway land for four weeks(Representational Photo/HT)
Published on Sep 17, 2020 09:50 AM IST
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State, Centre did little to stop SC order on removal of slums along railway tracks: Maken

Maken hit out at both the Central and state governments and asked why they didn’t inform the SC about the protocols laid down for rehabilitation of slums dwellers in Delhi, after a high court judgment in March 2019.
Congress leader Ajay Maken(ANI)
Congress leader Ajay Maken(ANI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 02:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Delhi slum eviction: 11 slum dwellers file plea to join proceedings in Supreme Court case

This application follows of a separate plea filed by senior Congress leader Ajay Maken in the Supreme Court demanding alternate housing for the slum dwellers
Prior to the August 31 order, Railways submitted an affidavit in Court stating that in dealing with garbage, solid waste and plastic waste, a major hindrance was the “predominant presence of jhuggis along 140 kilometre route length of track in the region of National Capital Territory of Delhi.” Photo for representational purposes only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Prior to the August 31 order, Railways submitted an affidavit in Court stating that in dealing with garbage, solid waste and plastic waste, a major hindrance was the “predominant presence of jhuggis along 140 kilometre route length of track in the region of National Capital Territory of Delhi.” Photo for representational purposes only.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Sep 12, 2020 05:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas

Maken challenges SC’s slum demolition order, demands rehabilitation before eviction

In his petition, Maken termed the order “inhuman” and demanded that no slum resident should be evicted without being given alternative housing under the Delhi Slum & Jhuggi Jhopri (JJ) Rehabilitation and Relocation Policy, 2015.
The DUSIB has suggested that flats constructed under JNNURM in areas such as Savda Ghevra can be offered for the rehabilitation of the slum dwellers.(Sushil Kumar/HT archive)
The DUSIB has suggested that flats constructed under JNNURM in areas such as Savda Ghevra can be offered for the rehabilitation of the slum dwellers.(Sushil Kumar/HT archive)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 01:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas

Delhi slum demolition: Don’t evict dwellers without alternative housing, Maken appeals to SC

The Supreme Court’s order barred any court in Delhi from issuing a stay on the eviction proceedings after Railways complained of political interference in the past over the removal of slums
Ajay Maken.(ANI)
Ajay Maken.(ANI)
Published on Sep 11, 2020 06:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas

At Rajasthan Congress feedback meet, slogans against minister, posters torn

The incident happened outside a hotel in Ajmer, where Congress AICC general secretary Ajay Maken, along with co-incharge Vivek Bansal, state party chief Govind Singh Dotasra, among others were holding a feedback meeting to strengthen party organisation.
A leader on condition of anonymity said that some people first tried to enter inside the meeting and when denied shouted slogans against Raghu Sharma and tore posters. (HT Photo )
A leader on condition of anonymity said that some people first tried to enter inside the meeting and when denied shouted slogans against Raghu Sharma and tore posters. (HT Photo )
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 07:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

BJP killing democracy using money power, investigative agencies: Ajay Maken

During his first visit to Rajasthan after he was appointed the party’s Rajasthan in-charge, Maken addressed party workers in Alwar district’s Shahjahapur and alleged that the BJP “killed democracy” in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa and Manipur.
Congress leader Ajay Maken speaks at a press conference in Jaipur.(ANI)
Congress leader Ajay Maken speaks at a press conference in Jaipur.(ANI)
Published on Aug 30, 2020 07:12 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Ajay Maken returning to Rajasthan to take stock of party emerging from crisis

Ajay Maken is also on the panel constituted by the party to look into the grievances of Sachin Pilot and the group of MLAs supporting him.
Maken had stayed with Rajasthan MLAs during party’s attempts to ward off the recent crisis in Rajasthan.(PTI Photo)
Maken had stayed with Rajasthan MLAs during party’s attempts to ward off the recent crisis in Rajasthan.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 07:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Gehlot welcomes Maken’s appointment as Congress’ Rajasthan in-charge

Senior party leader Ahmed Patel, general secretary in-charge for Rajasthan Ajay Maken and general secretary organisation KC Venugopal have been made members of the panel.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot .(HT photo)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot .(HT photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 05:56 AM IST
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By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Ajay Maken named Rajasthan general secretary incharge

In a statement, Venugopal, the Congress general secretary in charge of the organisation, said Gandhi constituted the three-member panel to oversee and ensure the smooth resolution of recent issues in Rajasthan.
Ajay Maken with Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot on August 13, 2020.(PTI Photo)
Ajay Maken with Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot on August 13, 2020.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 01:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi/jaipur

Rajasthan Congress calls off its Monday protest in front of Raj Bhawan

The Congress government in Rajasthan is facing a political crisis after a rebellion by the now sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs.
The Congress government in Rajasthan is facing a political crisis after a rebellion by the now sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs.(HT Photo)
The Congress government in Rajasthan is facing a political crisis after a rebellion by the now sacked deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 10:33 PM IST
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Jaipur | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Congress demands Shekhawat’s resignation, BJP hits back

Shekhawat, a BJP parliamentarian from Jodhpur, has no moral authority to continue in office and he should resign to ensure that the probe is not influenced, Congress leader Ajay Maken said.
BJP supporters hold an effigy of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot during a protest against the state government in Jodhpur Friday, July 17, 2020.(PTI)
BJP supporters hold an effigy of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot during a protest against the state government in Jodhpur Friday, July 17, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 12:03 AM IST
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Rajasthan crisis: Congress hits back at BJP with demand for Gajendra Singh Shekhawat’s resignation, 5 questions

Randeep Singh Surjewala’s allegations were refuted by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who represents Jodhpur in Parliament. He has also demanded a probe to verify the authenticity of the audiotapes that have gone viral on social media.
Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken shot five questions as well as the demand for Gajendra Singh Shekhawat’s removal or resignation.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken shot five questions as well as the demand for Gajendra Singh Shekhawat’s removal or resignation.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 03:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Rajasthan political crisis: Congress evolves 6-pronged plan to counter Sachin Pilot

Gehlot , Randeep Singh Surjewala, Ajay Maken, and Avinash Pandey held frequent consultations with Singhvi, who was assisted by other lawyers. They relied on the Rajasthan’s state anti-defection law and the Constitution’s 10th schedule to make the disqualification case against Pilot and lawmakers loyal to him.
The Congress decided against expelling Sachin Pilot from the party as it would benefit him.(ANI File Photo)
The Congress decided against expelling Sachin Pilot from the party as it would benefit him.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 05:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji

‘Is he in Delhi? Am not aware’: Rajasthan Congress in-charge on Sachin Pilot

A miffed Sachin Pilot has been camping in Delhi with MLAs loyal to him amidst apprehensions over a possible split in the party.
Rajasthan Congress in-charge Avinash Pande at Jaipur airport on July 12. (Photo ANI)
Rajasthan Congress in-charge Avinash Pande at Jaipur airport on July 12. (Photo ANI)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 09:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Our govt in Rajasthan stable, will last full term: Congress

Two central observers – Randeep Singh Surjewala and Ajay Maken – attended a late-night meeting of Congress legislators held at the residence of Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.
Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala speaks to media after arriving at Jaipur airport on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala speaks to media after arriving at Jaipur airport on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 04:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

No reason for BJP to cheer, Cong govt in Rajasthan will complete full term: Surjewala

The action by the Congress leadership came in the midst of a widening rift between chief minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot.
Senior Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala and Ajay Maken arrive at Jaipur Airport on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Senior Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala and Ajay Maken arrive at Jaipur Airport on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 01:15 AM IST
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Jaipur | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Congress rushes Ajay Maken, Randeep Surjewala to Jaipur amid efforts to save govt: Sources

The two leaders along with party general secretary in-charge of Rajasthan Congress Avinash Pande will be reaching Jaipur this evening and will hold discussions with party MLAs, sources said.
From left- AICC general secretary Avinash Pandey, party's Rajya Sabha candidate KC Venugopal, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and party leader Randeep Surjewala show victory sign during a press conference in Jaipur.(PTI)
From left- AICC general secretary Avinash Pandey, party's Rajya Sabha candidate KC Venugopal, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and party leader Randeep Surjewala show victory sign during a press conference in Jaipur.(PTI)
Published on Jul 12, 2020 08:05 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Congress hits out at Arvind Kejriwal over Covid-19 cases, says not right time to open Delhi

Ajay Maken, the Congress’ spokesperson, blamed the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the government for failing to provide sufficient beds for Covid-19 patients. Maken has also criticised Kejriwal’s move to open restaurants and shopping malls from June 8.
Senior Congress member Ajay Maken lashed at the Aam Aadmi Party government for indulging in “image-making and event management”.(PTI)
Senior Congress member Ajay Maken lashed at the Aam Aadmi Party government for indulging in “image-making and event management”.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Congress to launch ‘SpeakUp’ campaign to raise voice of poor, migrants, small businesses

Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken said the party leaders, workers and sympathisers will run the online campaign from 11 am to 2 pm on Thursday.
Congress social media department head Rohan Gupta said all party leaders and workers would put out messages through their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube accounts to help the voice of the poor, migrants and small businessmen and traders reach the government.(HT File Photo)
Congress social media department head Rohan Gupta said all party leaders and workers would put out messages through their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube accounts to help the voice of the poor, migrants and small businessmen and traders reach the government.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 27, 2020 02:10 PM IST
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Both Centre, AAP govt non-transparent on Covid-19 situation: Congress

Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken told reporters there was “confusion” within the Centre in its fight against Covid-19, and asked how India would tackle the pandemic if officials continued to speak in different voices.
Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken referred to “differing” comments made by some officials on the Covid-19 situation in the country, and urged the Central government to clearly tell the people about the exact impact of the pandemic to enable them to prepare accordingly.(PTI)
Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken referred to “differing” comments made by some officials on the Covid-19 situation in the country, and urged the Central government to clearly tell the people about the exact impact of the pandemic to enable them to prepare accordingly.(PTI)
Updated on May 09, 2020 05:25 PM IST
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Covid-19 lockdown: Congress asks Delhi govt to waive off power, water charges

In a 10-point charter of demands, the party also demanded the Delhi government shouldn’t charge school fees from students, and pay salaries to teachers in aided schools and MSME workers.
Congress on Friday urged Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to waive off fixed power charges and water bills(ANI)
Congress on Friday urged Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to waive off fixed power charges and water bills(ANI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 07:08 PM IST
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Rahul Gandhi obvious and only choice for Congress chief, high time he comes back, echoes party

Vouching for Rahul Gandhi as Congress chief, Maken said there is no other face as acceptable as Rahul who also has good intent at heart, zero baggage and consistently takes an aggressive stand in fighting against the might of the BJP and Narendra Modi.
Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Ajay Maken also argued for a long-term advisory role for interim president Sonia Gandhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Ajay Maken also argued for a long-term advisory role for interim president Sonia Gandhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 08:09 PM IST
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Congress’ Ajay Maken gives Arvind Kejriwal 5-point advice on Delhi clashes

Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken also advised the Delhi CM to set up a hotline with the Lt Governor and speak with him every hour to take stock of the situation.
Delhi Police flag march at Jaffrabad in New Delhi, Feb 24, 2020(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)
Delhi Police flag march at Jaffrabad in New Delhi, Feb 24, 2020(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)
Published on Feb 24, 2020 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘Would’ve been in power’: Milind Deora’s acerbic clapback to Ajay Maken

Deora had praised Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP government for doubling Delhi’s revenue. Maken hit back, saying Deora was presenting half-baked facts.
Congress leader and former president of the Mumbai Congress unit Milind Deora.(Kalpak Pathak/HT Photo)
Congress leader and former president of the Mumbai Congress unit Milind Deora.(Kalpak Pathak/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 12:55 PM IST
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