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Lovely joining BJP 'betrayal' of Congress: Dikshit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Leaving the when its days are not "as pleasant" is a "betrayal", former Chief Minister today said after the party's former unit chief Arvinder Singh Lovely joined the

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 chief.

"Its a sad He got political honour and respect from and was not only a minister but was also made Delhi Pradesh Committee (DPCC) president.

"He has left Congress when its days are not as pleasant as they used to be once. I think this a betrayal," Dikshit told a channel.

Her remarks come after the former Delhi Congress president joined the today lashing out at the leadership of his former party, which he said has "died" under them.

A key minister in the erstwhile Dikshit in Delhi, Lovely raked up allegations of bribery in ticket distribution for the MCD polls by the Congress and claimed after meeting chief Amit Shah that many senior Congress leaders are feeling "suffocated" as the party is no longer what it used to be.

Lovely, who hails from the Sikh community, joined the saffron party along with Delhi Youth Congress chief Amit Malik.

"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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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 21:07 IST