Boxer Vijender Singh left Congress and joined BJP

India’s first Olympic medalist in boxing and Congress leader Vijender Singh has joined the BJP. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Singh was defeated as a Congress candidate from the South Delhi constituency. Vijender, who joined the Congress in 2019, had a close relationship with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka.

This time he had expressed his desire to contest from Bhiwani-Mahendragarh seat in Haryana. But Congress had offered Mathura seat. Vijender has joined the BJP after a dispute over the same.