New Delhi (Sputnik): Trinamool Congress (TMC), the ruling party in the Indian state of West Bengal has complained to the country's Election Commission over using a WWE wrestler of Indian descent "The Great Khali" by rival BJP. "The Great Khali" whose real name is Dalip Singh Rana holds US citizenship and he came to India to campaign for a BJP candidate Anupam Hazra who is standing in the state of West Bengal.
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The onus appears to be on the Election Commission and Central Government how they act on the latest incident which is coming just weeks after a similar incident in which the country's foreign ministry had intervened.
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Following the report about visa violations by the actor, the Ministry of Home Affairs had cancelled his visa and issued him a notice to leave the country, the Indian daily The Hindu cited an MHA official as saying about two weeks ago.
Videos of Ahmed campaigning in the Raiganj Lok Sabha seat were aired by certain television channels. The issue has also gone viral on social media.
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The significance of foreigners in West Bengal is also relates to the BJP, TMC's arch-rival in the state, has been campaigning against the illegal Bangladeshi influx into the country for a long time.
Agitated at TMC's move, it complained to the Election Commission saying that foreigners ought not to campaign in the country during elections.
"The Great Khali" whose real name is Dalip Singh Rana came to India to campaign for a BJP candidate Anupam Hazra who is contesting in the state of West Bengal.