Delhi Election 2020: Arvinder Singh Lovely who lost to Gautam Gambhir will look to make a comeback as an MLA

  • In the Delhi Assembly Elections, Congress is reportedly set to send its local familiar heavyweights to war, one of them being Arvinder Singh Lovely.
  • The 52-year old Congress politician, Singh had become Delhi’s youngest MLA in 1998, when he was 30.
  • Singh, who also had a ministerial position in the Sheila Dikshit government, held on to his seat from the Gandhi Nagar constituency of Delhi winning three more Assembly elections.
The ruling AAP as well as BJP are fighting tooth and nail for Delhi assembly election. But the Indian National Congress is not too far from the fray either. Local heavyweights like Arvinder Singh Lovely are preparing for war.

According to reports, Congress President Sonia Gandhi is pushing the party’s popular leaders including Singh to contest this election. Singh is the election management committee head.

The 52-year old Congress politician, Singh was Delhi’s youngest MLA in 1998, when he was 30. Since then, Singh held on to his seat from the Gandhi Nagar constituency of Delhi and won three more Assembly elections.

As a young face in Congress, Singh also held a ministerial position under late Sheila Dikshit, the former Delhi CM. He held portfolios like education, urban development and revenue, transport, languages, tourism, gurudwara election, local bodies and gurudwara administration.

He was also the president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee. But his relationship with Congress had many twists and turns.

In 2017, Singh left the party to join the BJP. “I had given 31 years to the party but what did I get in the end? Nothing. I was not even included in the core committee set up for the municipal elections,” he had then told reporters.

Soon after, Singh found his way back to the Congress, citing ideological differences with the BJP.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he fought from the East Delhi constituency and lost to BJP’s celebrity candidate Gautam Gambhir.

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