Congress appoints Devender Yadav as interim chief of Delhi unit

This comes two days after Arvinder Singh Lovely resigned from the post, criticising the party's alliance with AAP and statements of the party's candidates in Delhi
Congress leader Devender Yadav
Congress leader Devender Yadav (Photo | ANI)

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday appointed former MLA Devender Yadav as interim president of its Delhi unit, two days after Arvinder Singh Lovely quit the post over the alliance with AAP. Devender Yadav, who was an MLA from Badli, is currently the Congress’s Punjab in-charge.

“Will try my best to tread the coveted and ideological vision the party has laid for me and give my 100%,” said Yadav.

Lovely cited multiple reasons for quitting the post. In his resignation letter to AICC chief Mallikarjun Kharge, he objected to the party’s decision to ally with AAP and fielding outsiders as candidates. He also criticised the “undemocratic” behaviour of AICC Delhi in-charge Deepak Babaria.

According to Lovely, many leaders were against an alliance with AAP as the party was formed after leveling corruption charges against the Congress, which was the ruling party in Delhi and the Centre. Lovely was also upset over the party decision to nominate Kanhaiya Kumar and Udit Raj from North East and North West seats, respectively.

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