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
According to the statement issued by party, Vijender will be his candidate from South Delhi. This seat will be contested by Vijender from Ramesh Bidhudi of BJP and Raghav Chadha from Aam Aadmi Party. Vijender won the bronze medal for the country in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. With the announcement of their candidacy, the Congress has declared candidates in seven seats of Delhi.
Congress Central Election Committee announces the candidate for the ensuing elections to the Lok Sabha from South Delhi constituency of Delhi pic.twitter.com/9OeQv2FA9H— Congress (@INCIndia) April 22, 2019
Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has been given ticket from north-east Delhi from where Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari and you are Dilip Pandey in the electoral fray. Former Congress President PCC chief Ajay Maken will be given the ticket from New Delhi, JP Agarwal to Chandni Chowk, Rajesh Llothia to North-West Delhi, Mahabal Mishra to West Delhi and Arvinder Singh Lovely from East Delhi.
Significantly, the Congress has declared a total of 422 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, including the names of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi.