Arvinder Singh Lovely

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Not to be confused with Arvinder Singh Lovely (Deoli MLA), who left Congress to join BJP in 2015.
Arvinder Singh Lovely
Minister for Revenue,Urban Development Languages
In office
Constituency Gandhi Nagar constituency
Member Legislative Assembly of Delhi
In office
Personal details
Born (1968-12-11) 11 December 1968 (age 48)
Ranjit Garh, Punjab, India
Political party Bhartiya Janta Party[1]
Residence Delhi
As of April 1, 2010
Source: [[2]]

Arvinder Singh Lovely (born 1968) is an Indian politician. Originally a member of the Congress, he was the Minister for Education, Tourism, Languages, Urban Development, Revenue, Transport Gurudwara election & Gurudwara Administration in the Sheila Dikshit government of Delhi. In 2017, he left Congress to join the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Early life and education[edit]

Arvinder Singh Lovely was born in Ranjit Garh, Punjab, to Balvinder Singh.[2] He pursued his graduation from SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi in Political Science.[citation needed] He was elected to the Students' Union of the college.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

He was also elected as the General Secretary, Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress in the year 1990, followed by the General Secretary of the National Student Union of India during 1992-1996.[citation needed] He was elected to the Delhi Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1998, where he was the youngest MLA. Subsequently in 2000, he was appointed General Secretary, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) and President, East District Congress Committee (I). He was made a Minister in the cabinet in 2003. He was the Education, Tourism, Languages, Gurudwara Administration, in the Council of Ministers, Govt. of Delhi.

He has never lost an election since he was elected for the first time in 1998.[3][4][5] He won again in Delhi Legislative Assembly election, 2013 consecutively for the fourth time from Gandhi Nagar constituency.[6]

Earlier BJP had demanded that Mr. Arvinder Singh Lovely be named as co-accused in the FIR registered in the Chhatarpur farmhouse shootout, which killed businessman Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep Singh in 2012. They also demanded his immediate resignation.[7]

He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 18 April 2017.[8]