New Delhi: On Tuesday, Just a couple of hours after the confirmation of his candidature from South Delhi parliamentary constituency for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress candidate and superstar boxer Vijender Singh was in his usual sparring mode and launched an attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 33-year-old suggested that there is no 'Modi wave' in the country and the people need jobs more than any narrative that the saffron party is trying to capitalise upon. He also mentioned his own humble beginnings and stressed that it helps him in understanding the plight of the poor.
It is to be noted that before filing his nomination from the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat, the Olympic medallist said that he doesn't see any Modi wave anywhere in the country. People have identified the real face and the youth just want employment, "Jumlo se pet nahi bharega (fancy claims cannot fill an empty stomach)," he added. Vijender Singh also expressed gratitude towards the Congress for naming him the candidate from the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat. "I'm happy that Congress has given me a responsibility to serve the people. As the son of a driver, I understand the plight of the poor. I'll reach out to people to understand their problems," said the 33-year-old boxer.
However it is to be noted that earlier in the day, the Congress Central Election Committee announced Singh's candidature from South Delhi constituency for the ensuing general elections. He is pitted against BJP's sitting MP Ramesh Bhiduri and Raghav Chadha of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, then South Delhi sitting MP and Congress leader Ramesh Kumar finished at the third spot with 1.25 lakh votes to his name at 11.35 per cent vote share. BJP's Ramesh Bhiduri was elected MP from the seat after he secured almost 5 lakh votes at 45.15 per cent vote share.