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Boxer-turned-politician Vijender Singh joins BJP | Delhi Information

NEW DELHI: Boxer-turned-politician, Congress chief Vijender Singh has joined BJP on Wednesday forward of the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi. The 38-year-old boxer from Haryana’s Bhiwani district, who received a bronze on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was the primary Indian boxer to attain this. He additionally secured bronze on the 2009 World Championships and the 2010 Commonwealth Video games, in addition to silver on the 2006 and 2014 Commonwealth Video games.He clinched gold on the 2010 Asian Video games.In 2009, he acquired the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ award, now often known as the Main Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, adopted by the Padma Shri in 2010.After getting into politics earlier than the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket, he supported farmers’ protests and joined wrestlers’ demonstrations towards the previous chief of the Wrestling Federation of India, Brij Bhushan Singh.Mathura goes to the polls within the second part on April 26, and the final date for submitting nominations is April 4.

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