Was An Ideological Misfit in BJP: Arvinder Lovely Rejoins Congress

Arvinder Singh Lovely was welcomed back into the party by AICC incharge of Delhi unit PC Chacko along with Maken.

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Former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely, on 17 February, rejoined the party, months after he quit to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Lovely, a former minister in the Sheila Dikshit-led government, met party chief Rahul Gandhi at his residence along with Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken.

Maken and AICC incharge of Delhi unit PC Chacko welcomed him back at a press conference.

The decision to join BJP was taken in pain. I was an ideological misfit there. 
Arvinder Singh Lovely to ANI

When Lovely quit Congress, he had lashed out at Sheila Dikshit during a press conference in Mumbai saying: “Sheila is completely dissociated from the Congress campaign for MCD polls and has turned out to be a burden, while I chose to join the BJP that has been holding soldiers’ interests high.

He also hit out at Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, alleging that he preferred "comfort" over hard work.

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari spends nights in slums, whereas Maken campaigns in Lodhi Garden so that he could quickly go back home. He should give a thought to what he is doing.
Ajay Maken

Former Delhi Chief Minister has told the media that she is happy on Lovely’s return.

I am quite happy that he is back. I think he has realised that this is the place where he belongs to.  
Sheila Dikshit to ANI

(With inputs from ANI and PTI.)

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