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Boxer Vijender Singh leaves Congress to join BJP

Boxer Vijender Singh leaves Congress to join BJP

In advance of the Lok Sabha elections, boxer Vijender Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday, April 3, at its headquarters. Prior to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Singh entered the Congress party and ran for office. In the presence of multiple prominent BJP leaders in Delhi today, he became a member of the BJP.

After joining the BJP, Singh stated, “I joined the party in order to contribute to development. I served in Congress before. However, at this point, I want the country to progress, and the BJP’s dominance is the only way to make that happen. What is wrong is wrong, I shall declare. I don’t want to comment on anything about Congress because they haven’t been working hard enough.”

Prior to the Lok Sabha polls, Singh had earlier on March 30th, ignited a flutter of speculation with a single-line remark on X, the original name of Twitter. On March 30, he tweeted, “I’m ready to go wherever the people want me to.”

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Boxer Vijender Singh leaves Congress to join BJP
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His candidacy as the Congress party’s nominee from Mathura, where incumbent MP Hema Malini, an actor, is running anew, has been making the rounds for the past few days. Singh hails from the Jat community, which holds significant political clout in his native state of Haryana, as well as in western Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

In 2019, Vijender Singh joined the Congress party and ran an unsuccessful campaign in the South Delhi constituency, losing to BJP candidate Ramesh Bidhuri and AAP candidate Raghav Chadha.

Singh was notably present at the wrestlers’ demonstration against former Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Singh. The boxer who won an Olympic medal took part in Rahul Gandhi’s recent Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. December 2023 saw the unexplained publication of another post by Vijender Singh, titled “Rajneeti ko ram-ram bhai,” which was perceived as his entry into politics.

Singh made Olympic history in 2008 as the first boxer from India to earn a medal. In the 2009 World Championship and the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he won bronze medals. In recognition of his services to Indian sports, he was given the Padma Shri Award in 2010. His name came up in a drug controversy in 2012, although he was ultimately found not guilty.

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