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Election Commission rejects comedian Shyam Rangeela's nomination from Varanasi
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Shyam Rangeela

Election Commission rejects comedian Shyam Rangeela's nomination from Varanasi

| @indiablooms | 16 May 2024, 12:50 am

Varanasi (UP)/IBNS: The Election Commission of India Wednesday rejected the affidavit of comedian Shyam Rangeela, who filed his nomination from Varanasi as an Independent candidate against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to the EC website, out of 55 candidates, the forms of 36 nominees were rejected while the affidavits of 15 candidates, including PM Modi and Congress leader Ajay Rai, were accepted.

Shyam Rangeela filed his nomination as an Independent candidate from Varanasi on Tuesday and posted a video of the same on X.

The comedian-mimic had also alleged that he was prevented from submitting his nomination papers.

Earlier this month, Rangeela had announced that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections against Modi from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat.

Rangeela had shot to fame for mimicking Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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