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Earlier in the day, Lovely met Gandhi at his residence here along with Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, former Delhi Minister Haroon Yusuf and party's spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.
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Announcing Lovely's return, Maken told the media: "We are happy to announce that Lovely has joined Congress back. We welcome him to the party again." "Congress will be strengthened by his presence again and we will serve the people of Delhi," the Congress leader said.
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Lovely had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in April last year ahead of the MCD polls in the national capital. A four-time MLA, Lovely was first elected to the Delhi Legislative Assembly in 1998.