Olympic medallist boxer and Congress chief Vijender Singh as we speak walked with Rahul Gandhi for a number of kilometres after becoming a member of the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh.
The 2 have been seen speaking to one another animatedly, and likewise twirling their moustaches — a nod to the boxer’s native Haryanvi model — in a photograph shared by the Yatra’s Twitter deal with captioned with the normal Hindi greeting, “Ram Ram Ji.”
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Vijender Singh, initially from Bhiwani district in Haryana, had fought the final Lok Sabha election from South Delhi however stood third. He’s finest recognized for his bronze medal on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which made him the primary Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal. He has two silvers and one bronze in Commonwealth Video games too. He’s at present an expert boxer and fights in a number of international locations.
The moustache-twirling brings focus but once more on Rahul Gandhi’s rising, bushy facial hair that is attracted compliments from these seeing it as an indication of on-the-road commitment, and a few jibes too, reminiscent of comparisons to the deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Vijender Singh is among the few celebrities — albeit he’s an energetic Congress member, too — who’ve joined the three,500-km Yatra that started from Kanyakumari in September and is scheduled to finish in Kashmir early subsequent yr.
Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has additionally walked with Rahul Gandhi, as have veteran actor-director Amol Palekar, moreover Bollywood and TV actors reminiscent of Riya Sen, Mona Ambegaonkar, Rashami Desai and Sushant Singh, amongst others.
Politically, because the Yatra will subsequent enter Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi will run into the bitter power struggle between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his rival Sachin Pilot, moreover dealing with questions from communities in search of reservation.
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