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Leaving the Congress when its days are not "as pleasant" is a "betrayal", former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said after the party's former Delhi unit chief Arvinder Singh Lovely joined the BJP.
Terming it as "sad", Dikshit said Lovely got political "honour and respect" from the grand old party and was not only a minister but also the party's Delhi chief.
A key minister in the erstwhile Dikshit government in Delhi, Lovely raked up allegations of bribery in ticket distribution for the MCD polls by the Congress and claimed after meeting BJP chief Amit Shah that many senior Congress leaders are feeling "suffocated" as the party is no longer what it used to be.
"The child is dead. Congress is finished," he told reporters, expressing his unhappiness with its leadership, including party vice president Rahul Gandhi.
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