Would connect to people: Congress’ new Delhi chief

New Delhi, Dec 19: Congress’ new Delhi unit chief Arvinder Singh Lovely Thursday said his priority would to connect with people.

“I have a task cut out for me. I would make sure that party workers connect to more and more people in Delhi,” Lovely, one of the party’s eight legislators, told IANS.

“I will not let other parties mislead the people of Delhi,” he said, in an indirect reference to the Aam Adami Party and Bharatiya Janata Party

The appointment of Lovely, one of two ministers of the Sheila Dikshit government to retain his seat, comes days after the Congress was routed in the state after three terms in power.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had blamed the party’s inability to reach out to people as one of the reasons for the party’s defeat.

The former education minister, Lovely succeeds J.P. Agarwal who resigned after party’s debacle in this month’s assembly election.