Sheila a burden on Cong: Lovely

Former Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely today joined the BJP and lashed out at the leadership of his former party, saying it has "died" under them. He held back his tears in front of public after he heard that the current leader Ajay Maken against whom he revolted was aghast and broke down in a TV show.The emotional outburst is understandable as the t.

"Congress is over in Delhi".

He said Delhi would become free of dengue and chikungunya in three years. The party also stated that the landfills will be halved by 2018 and will be finished by 2019 using latest technology and methods.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led party is looking to wrestle more power in the capital by taking control of the civic bodies from BJP, which they say will allow them to "better govern and develop the city". "Gandhi kept us waiting for ticket for long". Citing the document, the AAP leader said more sanitation employees would be recruited and those on contract would get regular jobs.

"I was feeling suffocated because the Congress has deviated from its objective of serving the people".

Reacting to the Congress criticising his decision to leave, Lovely told The Indian Express that he had been patient with the party even after he was removed as the Congress state unit president in 2015, and that he could not wait any longer.

Dikshit had termed the development as "betrayal" by Lovely.

"We will make Delhi clean within a year if we come to power", he said while releasing an eight-page Aam Aadmi Party manifesto.

In two separate functions held at the BJP office here on Tuesday, around 200 Congress office-bearers and workers joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of BJP National Vice-President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, and MPs Maheish Girri and Meenakshi Lekhi.

  • Leroy Wright