Congress denies claims of Ajay Maken’s resignation, says “he is on medical leave”
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Congress denies claims of Ajay Maken’s resignation, says “he is on medical leave”

The Congress party on Tuesday denied the reports claiming that its Delhi chief Ajay Maken has quit his post. Congress leader PC Chacko clarified that Maken has “temporarily stepped down” because of a health problem.

While speaking with a news channel NDTV, Chacko said, “Ajay Maken has some health problem and has gone for a medical check-up. He has temporarily stepped down for his check-up and informed me and the Congress president (Rahul Gandhi). He’ll be back next week and probably he’s little worried that he can’t devote full time or travel the way he wants.”

The reports have hit the party at a time it is prepping for the national polls just about right months away.

54-year-old Maken, who has been a two-time parliamentarian and three-time legislator, has led the party in Delhi since 2015. He had resigned in May last year 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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