Ajay Maken to lead Congress campaign in Delhi

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday appointed party general secretary Ajay Maken as chairman of the Delhi campaign committee, said party leader P.C. Chacko.

“We have constitued a campaign committee for Delhi elections. Ajay Maken will head the committee as the chairman,” Chacko told media persons here.

The 101-member committee led by Maken would campaign in the capital that goes to polls Feb 7.

Maken, who was also present at the briefing, said he was the only Congress leader to return to contest Assembly elections after having won the Lok Sabha elections twice on the party ticket in the past.

The former union minister urged the electorate to give chance to a representative like him who was “trusted and tested” and had years of administrative experience in Delhi.

Although the party refrained from formally announcing Maken as its chief ministerial candidate, sources told IANS that his annointment as the chairman of the campaign committee “essentially means he will be the face of the Congress in Delhi”.

In the last 15 years, Maken has won three elections to the Delhi assembly and twice to parliament.