4 Apr 2024

Boxer Vijender Singh's Political Shift: From Critiquing BJP to Joining Their Ranks; Why Internet Was Shocked?

Boxer Vijender Singh, who recently embraced the BJP, described his move as a "homecoming," expressing gratitude for the recognition athletes receive under the current government. However, just hours before his BJP affiliation, Singh reposted a scathing remark from Rahul Gandhi aimed at the BJP, highlighting the political oscillation.

"When the government changes, action will definitely be taken against those who 'rape democracy'! And such action will be taken that no one will dare to do all this again. This is my guarantee," Rahul Gandhi had posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Singh, previously aligned with Congress and vocal about issues such as alleged sexual harassment, notably by BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, now lauds the BJP's stance on sports and athletes. He credits Prime Minister Modi and the BJP for the newfound respect sports personalities receive, a sentiment contrasting with his earlier criticism.

Boxer Vijender Singh was in the Congress party since 2019. During this period, Vijender Singh also played an important role in Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra. Vijender Singh had won the bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and he had brought glory to the country by winning the gold medal in the Asian Games.

Internet was shocked

Internet was shocked to see the move on Vijender Singh joining BJP as recently he was with the wrestlers during the whole WFI controversy with Brij Bhushan Singh in the limelight.

The decision by the Olympic medalist deals a significant blow to the Congress, as he had been a prominent figure representing the grand old party in the 2019 LS Polls. Making his announcement at the BJP headquarters in Delhi, Singh expressed his commitment to the nation's progress and serving its people as reasons for joining the saffron party.

This time around, it seems Congress was considering nominating Singh to run in Mathura, where the incumbent BJP MP, Hema Malini, will be seeking re-election. Instead, Singh will now be supporting Hema Malini's campaign, aiming to unite Jat voters in the constituency.

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