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MCD Election 2017: ‘The Child Is Dead,’ Says Top Delhi Congress Leader Arvinder Lovely As He Joins BJP

According To India Vote Kar
In an exit timed to hurt, former Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely today walked out of his party and joined the BJP, declaring that the Congress had “died” under the present leadership. The former Delhi minister was welcomed into the BJP by party chief Amit Shah and its Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari. Mr Lovely has joined the BJP five days before crucial civic elections in Delhi.

“The child has died. The party is finished,” the 48-year-old leader said after switching parties, referring to the Congress of which he was a part since his days as a student leader. It was an attack on Ajay Maken, the Congress’ current Delhi chief.

Mr Lovely was an important minister in the Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government that ruled Delhi for 15 years. Ms Diskhit accused Mr Lovely of betraying the Congress.

“This is sad. The Congress gave them respect and honour – he was not only a minister but a state president. Now, when the party finds itself in less glorious days, they are leaving the party. I think this is treachery,” the former chief minister said.

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