TMC approaches EC after wrestler Khali campaigns for BJP

Khali while campaigning for BJP candidate Anupam Hazra (file image)

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.

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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.

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