Ajay Maken is a politician from the Indian National Congress party. He was twice elected as a Member of the Parliament of India, and three times to the Delhi Legislative Assembly.He was the President of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee.
|Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation|
28 October 2012 – 15 June 2013
|Prime Minister||Manmohan Singh|
|Preceded by||Selja Kumari|
|Succeeded by||Girija Vyas|
|Minister of Youth and Sports|
May 2011 – 28 October 2012
|Succeeded by||Jitendra Singh|
|Member of Parliament|
|Succeeded by||Meenakshi Lekhi|
|Born||12 January 1964|
New Delhi, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Children||1 Son & 2 daughter|
|Alma mater||University of Delhi|
|As of 16 September, 2006|
Maken has been a two-time Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha from 2004-2010) and three-time Member of Legislative Assembly of Delhi (from 1993-2004).
At the National level, Maken was the youngest Union Cabinet Minister from the Congress Party for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (2012–13), Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Sports and Youth Affairs (2011–12), Union Minister of State for Home Affairs (2009-2011), Union Minister of State for Urban Development (2006-2007).
At the State level, he was Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly (2003–04)  at the age of 39, Maken was the youngest Speaker in the Country, a Cabinet Minister of Power, Transport and Tourism (2001-2003) at the age of 37, the youngest till that time and Parliamentary Secretary to the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit (1998-2001).
Maken was the first NSUI candidate in a direct election to be elected as the President of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) in 1985, the first B.Sc Chemistry(Hons) final year student in this post.
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.
He was appointed as Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (I/C) in 2012.
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 the party's failure to win any seat in the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election.
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