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Saturday, 13 April 2024 3.21 AM IST

Boxer Vijender Singh leaves Congress and joins BJP

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NEW DELHI: Boxer Vijender Singh has joined the BJP in another jolt to the congress weeks before the Lok Sabha elections. The boxer accepted the membership at the party headquarters in Delhi. Vijender had supported women wrestlers in their protest against Brij Bhushan Singh, the former chief of the Wrestling Federation of India, in connection with the harassment complaint. Vijender had taken the stance of supporting the farmers' struggle as well.

He had contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 as a Congress candidate in the South Delhi constituency. This time he had expressed his desire to contest from Bhiwani-Mahendragarh seat in Haryana. However, Congress offered him the Mathura seat. Vijender joined the BJP after a dispute over the seat. Vijender is a leader of the Jat sect influential in many places in Haryana.

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