Arvinder Singh Lovely appointed Delhi Congress chief

Lovely has earlier served as president of the Delhi Congress and as a minister in the Delhi government under Sheila Dixit

Arvinder Singh Lovely (right) with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi  (photo: @ArvinderLovely/Twitter)
Arvinder Singh Lovely (right) with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (photo: @ArvinderLovely/Twitter)

NH Political Bureau

Arvinder Singh Lovely, who had served as education minister of Delhi under the Sheila Dixit government, has been appointed as the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president.

'The Congress president has appointed Arvinder Singh Lovely as the president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect. The party appreciates the contribution of the outgoing PCC president Anil Chaudhary,' the All India Congress Committee announced in a statement on Thursday, 31 August.

Lovely has served as Delhi Congress president earlier as well. 

In 1998, he was elected from the Gandhi Nagar assembly constituency and became one of the youngest MLAs in Sheila Dixit's cabinet.

Lovely was part of the Kejriwal cabinet too, when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) formed a government with the Congress's support for 45 days in 2013.

"I will work to strengthen the party in the capital," Lovely was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times. "When it was in power, the Congress government has done a lot of work for the transformation of Delhi. We will reach out to the people and become their voice."

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Published: 31 Aug 2023, 12:31 PM