Boxer Vijender Singh Joins Congress, Thanks Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi for the Responsibility
Boxer Vijender Singh and Rahul Gandhi. File Image. (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, April 23: The Congress party on Monday announced to field boxer Vijender Singh as its candidate from South Delhi Lok Sabha seat. Singh is expected to be pitted against BJP's sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri and the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Raghav Chadha from South Delhi Lok Sabha seat. The highly accomplished and Olympic winning medalist also tweeted about his entry in the political ring.

"In more than 20 yrs of my career in boxing i have always made my country proud in the ring. Now its time to do something for my countrymen & serve them." Vijender also thanked the Congress party and Rahul Gandhi for this opportunity. Boxer Vijender Singh to Join Congress, Likely to Contest From South Delhi in Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Reports.

Read Vijender Singh's Comment After Joining Politics in the Tweet Below:

Earlier in the day, Vijender Singh had resigned from the Haryana Police. Delhi, where 7 Parliamentary seats are at stake, will go to polls on May 12. The results will be announced on May 23. In 2014 Lok Sabha poll, Ramesh Bidhuri had registered a win from the South Delhi seat by a margin of over one lakh votes.