The Indian National Congress on Tuesday denied reports of Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken resigning and said that Maken has taken a medical leave for a check-up due to some health issues and will be back as soon as possible. The Congress further said that Maken recently met party president Rahul Gandhi and party in-charge of Delhi affairs PC Chacko.
“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 incharge of Delhi affairs PC Chacko, said Congress,” as per news agency ANI.
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 incharge of Delhi affairs PC Chacko: Congress pic.twitter.com/oODU7OLqMY— ANI (@ANI) September 18, 2018
In-charge of Delhi affairs PC Chacko said that Ajay Maken has some health issue and will be back next week as he cannot devote his time completely right now.
Ajay Maken has some health problem&has gone for medical checkup.He'll be back next week&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: PC Chacko, Congress pic.twitter.com/JfBCaP4mPz— ANI (@ANI) September 18, 2018
According to earlier reports, Rahul Gandhi was yet to accept the resignation letter sent by Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken.
Earlier reports claimed that Maken had left the post of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief and left for a medical check-up in a foreign country.
Maken has been elected as a Member of Parliament twice and three times to the Delhi Legislative Assembly. He was the Speaker of the Delhi Legislative Assembly in 2004 before taking over MS Gill as the Minister of Sports and youth affairs in 2011.
In 2017, Maken had resigned following Congress’ loss in the local municipal polls, only to be rejected by the party head. Maken had taken the responsibility of the humiliating loss.
Ajay Maken took over Arvinder Singh Lovely as DPCC president in 2015.