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Age 51
DOB Jan 12, 1964
Place of Birth Delhi
Religion Hindu
Education Ajay Maken was a student of St. Xavier’s School, Delhi. Thereafter, he did his graduation in B.Sc. Chemistry (Hons.) from the Delhi University
Profession before joining politics Businessman
Spouse Name Smt. Radhika Maken
Children 1 son 2 daughter(s)
Important positions held Minister of Housing and Poverty Alleviation from 2012 to 2013 Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (independent charge)
Achievement In 2003, at the age of 39, he became the youngest Speaker in an Indian State Assembly in the Legislative Assembly of Delhi
Residence New Delhi
Alma mater University of Delhi


Born on the 12th of January 1964, Mr Ajay Maken served as one of the youngest Members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Rajouri Garden Constituency, first in 1993, then again in 1998 and 2003, each time with an increased vote share and margin of victory . He won the award for the best member of the Legislative Assembly for 1998-1999. He entered the political fray at 21 when he was elected the President of the Delhi University Student’s Union in 1985.

Political career:
Ajay Maken's grandfather, O. P. Maken, was a freedom fighter and his family had political inclinations. He was elected as the President of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) in 1985, having the rare honour of being the only B.Sc. Chemistry (Hons.) Final Year student to serve this post.His victory as President, DUSU was largely due to the massive sympathy wave generated by the assassination of his uncle Lalit Maken. , a Member of Parliament from South Delhi. Ajay Maken was subsequently elected as the President of Delhi Transport Corporation Trade Union.

Personal life
Ajay Maken is married and has three children. He received his education in St. Xavier's School, Delhi.

Delhi State Assembly:

  1. He was made the Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit in 1999.
  2. In 2001, he was appointed as the Transport, Power and Tourism Minister. He implemented the CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) based Public Transport System in Delhi and is credited with the privatisation of the electricity distribution in Delhi.
  3. In 2004, he was appointed the Speaker of Legislative Assembly of Delhi, at age 39, becoming India's youngest Speaker in a State Assembly.

Lok Sabha:

  1. In the 2004 general election, Maken represented the Congress for the New Delhi constituency. He defeated a sitting Cabinet Minister, Jagmohan, from the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate. The constituency was a BJP stronghold, with many BJP stalwarts like Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K.Advani having been elected from there.
  2. From 2006 to 2009, he held the independent portfolios as the Minister of State and the Minister of Urban Development, the youngest minister in the Congress to be sworn in the Council of Ministers in Indian Government. H played a key role in finalising the Master Plan for New Delhi. In 2007, he was appointed a permanent invitee to the Working Committee of All India Congress Committee. He was entrusted with the responsibility of the states, Orissa and Jharkhand.
  3. In the 2009 general elections, Maken retained the New Delhi Parliamentary constituency. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Home Affairs, entrusted with countering left wing extremism, raising of additional police battalions, and establishment of a national human rights division. In 2011, Maken was appointed the Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs after the 2010
  4. Commonwealth Games debacle, replacing M. S. Gill. He was appointed as Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2012.
  5. Maken was defeated in the 2014 general elections by the BJP candidate Meenakshi Lekhi. He served as the Congress General Secretary until 2015, when he resigned after party's failure to win any seat in the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election.

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