14 Facts About Ajay Maken


Ajay Maken was born on 12 January 1964 and is a politician from the Indian National Congress party.


Ajay Maken is the general secretary of the All India Congress Committee and member of the Congress Working Committee.


Ajay Maken was formerly a minister in the Indian Cabinet of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and a minister in the Cabinet of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.


Ajay Maken was twice elected as a Member of the Parliament of India, and three times to the Delhi Legislative Assembly.


Ajay Maken was the President of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee.


At the National level, Ajay Maken was the youngest Union Cabinet Minister from the Congress Party for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Union Minister of State for Urban Development.


At the State level, he was Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly at the age of 39, Ajay Maken was the youngest Speaker in the Country, a Cabinet Minister of Power, Transport and Tourism at the age of 37, the youngest until that time and Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

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Ajay Maken defeated a sitting Cabinet Minister, Jagmohan, from the Bharatiya Janata Party.


Ajay Maken was appointed the Minister of State for Home Affairs.


Ajay Maken was appointed Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2012.


Ajay Maken was defeated in the 2014 general elections by the BJP candidate Meenakshi Lekhi.


Ajay Maken served as the Congress General Secretary until 2015, when he resigned after the party's failure to win any seat in the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election.


Ajay Maken received his education in St Xavier's School, Delhi.


Lalit Maken, Ajay Maken's uncle, was elected to Lok Sabha in 1984 but was assassinated in 1985 for his alleged role in the massacre of Sikhs in Delhi in November 1984.