Congress Denies reports of Ajay Maken resigning as Delhi Party Chief

Ajay Maken

New Delhi, Sep 18 : The Congress on Tuesday has denied reports of Ajay Maken’s resignation as the Delhi party president ,saying that he is on leave for a health check-up and will be back within a week.

On Tuesday, reports emerged that Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken has resigned citing poor health reasons.

In an official confirmation, however, the Congress denied the claims and said, “Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken has not resigned. He has some health issues and has gone for a check-up. He will be back soon. He had recently met party President Rahul Gandhi and party in-charge of Delhi affairs PC Chacko.”

Reacting to reports of Maken’s resignation, the party’s Delhi in-charge PC Chacko told ANI, “The fact is that he has some health problem and he has gone for a check-up. Nothing beyond that, he will be back next week.”



Chacko said, “Probably he’s little worried that he can’t devote full time or travel the way he wants.On his return,we’ll discuss working arrangements but the fact is he has not resigned.”

The former parliamentarian has led the party in the capital since 2015.

Maken, who replaced Arvinder Singh Lovely as Delhi Congress chief three years ago, had resigned earlier when the party did not perform well in civic polls. But the party leadership had asked him to continue.

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