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Cong disappointed over Modi critic Lovely joining BJP

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

An extremely disappointed on Tuesday said it is extremely strange that Arvinder Singh Lovely, who was one of the biggest critics of Prime Minister Modi, (BJP) president and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has joined the saffron party, adding such people cannot be trusted upon.

"After achieving so much from the if you cannot stick to one party then how can you be trustworthy for other party. I am sad because last night he took me with him for campaigning," said leader Raj Babbar.

Babbar, however, admitted that this is Lovely's personal choice.

Another Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit expressed his surprise over Lovely's decision and said this makes it absolutely clear that there is mismanagement in party's unit headed by Maken.

"It is most disappointing especially in Lovely's case because I have known him for a while and he was one of the bitterest critics of the RSS, and Prime Minister Modi. Sometimes I used to be surprised by his hatred for a communal party like the In fact if only knew that what he says about him in private discussions won't even stand in next to him. So I am very surprised by this step," Dikshit told ANI.

"You can be angry with the Congress but to go and join the is disappointing. On the other hand, it is also very clear that there is mismanagement by Maken and others who don't have the capacity to run a party," he added.

Shah today formally welcomed Lovely in the party in the presence of BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.

According to sources, Lovely was upset over ticket distribution which compelled him to join the BJP.

Lovely was one of the important ministers in Sheila Dikshit's Cabinet during the Congress rule in

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 18:42 IST