In this special broadcast of 'On The Road', Republic Media Network's Correspondent Anuj Kumar follows Olympic bronze-medallist and recently turned politician Vijender Singh as he campaigns in South Delhi for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The 33-year-old boxer who hails from Bhiwani in Haryana has been nominated by Congress from the South Delhi constituency. He will be fighting against BJP's sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri and Aam Aadmi Party's Raghav Chadha. South Delhi will be going to polls on May 12.
Speaking to Republic TV, he said that people will give him the mandate as he comes from a humble background and understands their issues.
"I belong from their background, I know what a middle-class family needs, a lower-middle-class needs, my father is still a driver in Haryana Roadways and my grandfather was in the Army. I will not make big promises but look at the local issues affecting people," he said.
He also spoke about his aspiration for the country.
"I only have one dream. Since I started from level zero I want people to be prosperous, not that a farmer's son remains a farmer, not that driver's son remains a driver. There are so many problems in this country, I hope we all come together to resolve them."
He also said that politics was social work and not a career for him. "Politics is not for money, it is social work. You have to meet people and talk to them. I don't think of it as a career," he said.
The pugilist had tough words for his political opponents from AAP and BJP.
About AAP, he said that the party had not fulfilled its promises for the constituency. "They are the biggest liars. They said they will build 20,000 schools, three universities but they did not fulfill them. So do their promises on water, electricity and women's' safety remain unfulfilled," he said.
He also said that his rival from BJP Ramesh Bidhuri will not be voted back as people have complaints against him and there is a negative perception about him.