The Trinamool Congress has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) protesting against wrestler The Great Khali’s citizenship status.
On April 26, Khali campaigned for Anupam Hazra, the BJP candidate from West Bengal’s Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat. In its complaint, the TMC said Khali is a US citizen.
TMC writes to Election Commission of India over wrestler The Great Khali campaigning for BJP’s Jadavpur MP candidate,Anupam Hazra on April 26. The letter states, ‘He(Khali) holds US citizenship, therefore,a foreigner shouldn’t be allowed to influence the minds of Indian electors’ pic.twitter.com/DIOKzVjkcu
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“He (Khali) holds US citizenship; therefore, a foreigner shouldn’t be allowed to influence the minds of Indian electors,” reads a letter dated April 27.
Hitting Jadavpur’s streets in an open top jeep, Khali campaigned for Hazra, asking voters to vote for the BJP leader. Hazra is contesting against Bengali actress and TMC candidate Mimi Chakraborty.
Jadavpur goes to poll in the seventh phase on May 19, while results will be announced on May 23.