Ajay Maken steps down as Delhi Congress Chief


Just few months before the General Elections 2019, Ajay Maken has resigned from the post of President of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC)

According to reports, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has accepted his resignation.

He submitted his resignation citing health reasons, however, according to sources there is a possibility of Ajay Maken being given a new central role or even contesting the Lok Sabha election.

Maken met Rahul Gandhi last night before announcing his resignation in a tweet. “After the 2015 assembly election, in the past four years as Delhi Congress president, I received immense love and support from Rahul Gandhi, workers and the media. It was not easy in these difficult circumstances. I am grateful,” he tweeted in Hindi.

It may be noted that three months ago, the Congress had denied reports of Maken’s resignation and had said he had “temporarily stepped down” because of a health problem.

Maken went for treatment abroad around the time. Congress leader PC Chacko “filled in” for him.

A two-time parliamentarian and former union minister, Maken replaced Arvinder Singh Lovely as Delhi Congress chief.

He had resigned once before in May 2017 when the party did not perform well in civic polls. But he took it back reportedly after Rahul Gandhi, then vice president, asked him to continue.

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