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Vijender Singh: Boxer Vijender Singh Quits Congress, Joins BJP Before Lok Sabha Election | leader

New Delhi; Leading News Service: Boxer Vijender Singh left the Congress and joined the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Vijender Singh was earlier in Congress. He also contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from South Delhi. However, he was defeated by BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri. Meanwhile, Vijender Singh had taken an aggressive stand against the BJP regarding the incident with Sakshi Malik and some other women athletes.

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Mushtiyodha (boxer) Vijender Singh joined the BJP today at the BJP headquarters in Delhi in the presence of the party's national general secretary Vinod Tawde, BJP leaders Ramvir Singh Bidhuri and Rajiv Babbar. After joining BJP “I have joined BJP for national interest and to serve the people. I want to help more people.” Said Vijender Singh.

According to sources, Vijender Singh was being considered to contest on behalf of Congress in the upcoming elections from Mathura Lok Sabha seat against MP and actress Hema Malini. However, he joined the BJP today.

Vijender Singh joined the Congress before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. At this time, he has done work that will make the country proud for more than twenty years in my boxing career. Now I want to do something for my country and serve them. So, on behalf of the Congress party, I would like to take this opportunity and thank Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi for this,” he said. He also participated in Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra.

The country's first boxer

Vijender Singh won bronze medal in Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. He etched his name in Indian sports history by becoming the country's first boxer to win a medal at the Olympics. Vijender Singh continued his dominance by winning a bronze medal at the 2009 World Championships and a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Vijender Singh was awarded the Padma Shri in 2010 in recognition of his contribution to the field of sports. Vijender Singh's sporting journey took a dramatic turn in 2012. He was accused of involvement in doping. However, he was later acquitted.

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