Singh is pitted against BJP's sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri and the AAP Raghav Chadha.
New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday announced to field boxer Vijender Singh as its candidate from South Delhi Lok Sabha seat.
Singh is pitted against BJP's sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri and the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Raghav Chadha.
He took to Twitter expressing his gratitude towards Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi for his political debut.
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. I would like to accept this opportunity & thank @INCIndia party @RahulGandhi ji @priyankagandhi ji for this responsibility— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) April 22, 2019
In 2014 Lok Sabha poll, Bidhuri had registered the victory by a margin of over one lakh votes. He defeated Col Devinder Sehrawat.
Earlier in the day, Singh has 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.
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