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BJP is ‘killing democracy’ by misusing investigative agencies, says Congress’ Ajay Maken

Addressing party workers in Alwar district's Shahjahapur, Maken said Congress will protect democracy, 'the way we fought with British and got freedom'.
(L-R) Congress leaders K.C. Venugopal, Ajay Maken and Randeep Surjewala

How Rajasthan, Maharashtra & Manipur crises have showcased rise of Team Rahul in Congress

K.C. Venugopal, Randeep Surjewala & Ajay Maken — separately and together — have been on the frontlines of multiple crises for Congress.

Congress replaces Rajasthan in-charge Pande with Maken to keep ‘promise’ made to Sachin Pilot

Avinash Pande was seen to be a supporter of CM Ashok Gehlot, and replacing him as the Congress’ Rajasthan in-charge was among the Pilot camp’s demands.

Centre & BJP have launched an attack on democracy and the Constitution, says Ajay Maken

At a press conference, the Congress leader said the Centre was conspiring to topple Congress governments in various states instead of tackling Covid, economic crisis & China.
Congress leader Ajay Maken | Facebook

Ajay Maken moves NHRC to seek reservation of 70% hospital beds in Delhi for Covid patients

The former Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief said Delhi should be opened up only after its Covid positivity rate comes down to 10 per cent from the current 27 per cent.

Premature of Delhi govt to ease lockdown, not the right time to unlock city, says Congress

Senior Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken said it was 'shameful' that the Covid positivity rate in Delhi is the highest & its recovery rate the lowest in the country.

Deora, Kamal Nath, Scindia, Ajay Maken: Congress imploding or showing internal democracy?

Congress is seeing some of its leaders engage in public spats. Ajay Maken criticised Milind Deora for praising AAP and asked him to “leave” Congress if he wanted.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (centre) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Five things Arvind Kejriwal can learn from his predecessor Sheila Dikshit

Unlike the incumbent, the former chief minister had more than a working relationship with her bureaucrats & cordial ties with the Centre.
Sheila Dikshit at Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Office at Congress office on Wednesday | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

In images, Sheila Dikshit comes back as Delhi Congress chief

The celebrations at the party headquarters was marred by the presence of Jagdish Tytler, an accused in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit appointed head of Delhi Congress, days after Ajay Maken’s resignation

Sheila Dikshit is likely to get a group of working presidents to help her. the announcement is expected today.

On Camera

If Joe Biden wins US presidential election — prepare for an epic policy hangover

As pleasant as it might be to have a president who isn’t actively destroying the country, there are many areas where Biden will need a better plan & political will to make progress.
President Xi Jinping (centre) with other leaders of the Communist Party of China | Representational image: Reuters via ANI

China to reveal how it plans to steer economic growth through the 2030s

China’s Communist Party is expected to release two policy blueprints at the end of 4 days of meetings -- Their 5-year plan & a longer strategy document that stretches until 2035.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.