On Thursday, Senior Congress leader and party Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken resigned from his position citing health reasons.

Party sources said that Maken met Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday evening to hand over his resignation which was accepted. He had earlier voiced his wish to resign from his position because of deteriorating health but his resignation which was not accepted by the party high command at that time.

“After the 2015 Vidan Sabha elections, as the Delhi Congress chief, I have received a lot of love from Delhi Congress workers, the media covering the party and from our party head Rahul Gandhi ji. In these difficult times, it was not easy. I thank you all for everything,” tweeted Maken on Friday morning.

AICC Delhi in-charge PC Chacko said, “Ajay Maken had resigned in September but was asked to continue. Now, he was again asked if he wanted to continue or be relieved of the responsibilities. He insisted on being relieved. So, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has accepted his resignation and we are now looking for his replacement.”
He also added that no name has yet been finalised for Maken replacement.

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