"There is no 'Modi wave' you keep asking me about, it all exists just in newspapers and media," Lovely told reporters after casting his vote in East Delhi constituency in the Lok Sabha polls here.
A total of 150 candidates are in the fray for the high-stake seven constituencies in the national capital, which on Thursday recorded an impressive 64 per cent polling in the battle, where BJP appeared to be riding a 'Modi wave' against challenge from fledgling AAP and a struggling Congress.
A total of 1.27 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise which include over 3.37 lakh first-timers.
Asked about the post-poll fortunes for Congress in the capital, Lovely expressed confidence in "regaining the lost ground" since last Delhi Assembly polls. "All our seven candidates have worked in the right fashion in preparation for the polls. And, we are more than compensating for the lost ground in this elections. We will retain all seven seats here," he said.
Lovely: We will retain all seven seats here
The state Congress chief said that the "abandoning of government" by AAP's Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP-led "corrupt" three MCDs in the capital city will transfer the votes we lost earlier in our favour.
"People of Delhi saw what AAP did, after they supported him last time. And, all the municipal bodies led by BJP are the most corrupt institutions, what government will they give to people. I think, people are already fed up with the corruption in the state," Lovely alleged.
Attacking BJP further he said, "If Modi loses, he will be turned into an Advani, but Rahul irrespective of his win or loss, will remain our leader".
BJP leader Vijay Goel, meanwhile after exercising her franchise from the Chandani Chowk constituency claimed, "BJP is coming stronger in Delhi after the polls." "Harsh Vardhan will win the Chandani Chowk seat by defeating Congress's Kapil Sibal and AAP's Ashutosh by a huge margin," Goel said.
Asked if urban or rural voters were closer to the BJP, he claimed, "Modi has breached the divide that existed between urban and rural voters. And, it is BJP's time now".