09 - 08 - 2020

TMC Moves EC Against Wrestler Khali Campaigning For Anupam Hazra

Kolkata,29,2019: The Trinamool Congress party has filed a complaint to the Election Commission against wrestler Khali, also known by his real name Dalip Singh Rana, for being part of BJP candidate Anupam Hazra’s campaign in Kolkata’s Jadavpur.

In a letter to the Election Commission, TMC has alleged that Khali campaigned for Hazra despite being an American citizen. “Mr Rana is not an Indian citizen and holds citizenship under the United States of America. Therefore, a foreigner should not be allowed to influence the minds of the Indian electors as he has little or no knowledge as to who should be an appropriate MP in India,” the letter to the EC reads. “The BJP is using Mr Rana’s celebrity status to misguide Indian voters.”

The two political parties are in a bitter tussle for power in the ongoing Lok Sabha election 2019. There have been sporadic incidents of violence in the state of West Bengal in the first three of seven phases of voting. ( input from news agency)