After Maken-Sheila Show Of Unity, Arvinder Lovely Rejoins Congress

Former Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely Returns To Party Within A Year After Joining BJP

According to some reports, Lovely had quit Congress previous year after he was upset with the party for sidelining him after the 2015 Assembly election.

Lovely, who was sulking in the BJP after being overshadowed by Delhi leaders Vijay Goel and Manoj Tiwari, is believed to have responded swiftly to overtures from the Congress leaders. Lovely, a Congress heavyweight was an MLA from east Delhi's Gandhinagar and was known to have bolstered the party's performance in the East Delhi parliamentary constituency that was represented by Dikshit's son, Sandeep, for two terms.

The news of Delhi Congress former chief Arvinder Singh Lovely joining the party was broken by Maken through his Twitter handle stating that Lovely had a meeting with Party president Rahul Gandhi and senior leader PC Chacko and Harun Yusuf. Addressing the media at the AICC headquarters, Lovely said, "At that time, I had also said that it was not a happy decision for me".

Speaking at a press conference after his re-entry, Lovely said his decision to leave the party and join BJP was taken at a moment of emotional weakness.

Lovely's comeback can be seen as a big boost for the Congress ahead of by-polls to the 20 assembly seats in the national capital.

Former chief minister Sheila Dikshit expressed happiness over Lovely's return. The re-joining of Arvinder Singh Lovely was witnessed by the senior Congress leader Ajay Makan along with other Congress leaders. "He has realised that in the end, our own home is the best, Dikshit told news agency ANI".

He said that he was surprised over the development because Lovely was campaigning for the party in the MCD polls until last night.

He had quit the Congress and joined the BJP in the presence of party president Amt Shah, ahead of the Delhi civic polls in April a year ago. He felt he was an "ideological misfit" in the saffron party. "Lovely is a classic example", Kanth said.

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