Congress’ Delhi unit chief Arvinder Singh Lovely will not contest Feb 7 assembly poll, the party said on Sunday.
“The party has requested Lovely, candidate from the Gandhi Nagar constituency, to withdraw from the contest and look after the organisation of the elections,” senior party leader P.C. Chacko, in-charge of party affairs in Delhi, told reporters Sunday.
Lovely’s name was announced in the first list of candidates announced by the Congress. A former minister in the Sheila Dikshit government, he was one of the eight party candidates who had won in the December 2013 elections.