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Comedian Shyam Rangeela’s Nomination From Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat Rejected

Comedian Shyam Rangeela’s nomination from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat has been rejected, as per reports. The reason being cited is that Shyam Rangeela had not submitted an affidavit, said the reports.

Rangeela claimed that despite his attempts to file his nomination since May 10, he was denied access to the district magistrate’s office on the day Prime Minister Modi submitted his nomination papers. He stated, “Winning or losing is a different matter, but I will contest the elections against the Prime Minister at any cost. I am not contesting elections to become famous, I am already very famous among the public.”

Shyam Rangeela had shot to fame for mimicking Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier this month, he had announced that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections against PM Modi in Varanasi.

He had filed the nomination on May 14 and posted a video on X. A day later, the Election Commission of India’s website showed that Rangeela’s nomination was rejected.
The Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in the seventh and last phase of polling on June 1. The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha election will be on June 4.

Congress leader Surendra Rajput supported Rangeela, emphasizing that everyone, including Prime Minister Modi, has the right to file nominations. Rajput claimed that the administration was not providing Rangeela with the necessary nomination papers

“Everyone is free to file a nomination including PM Modi. However, other people are not allowed to file their nominations from the constituency. A YouTuber named (Shyam) Rangeela, who wished to file a nomination from Varanasi, isn’t getting nomination papers from the administration. Why is PM Modi afraid of people? Let them contest against you,” said Rajput.

Prime Minister Modi is seeking a third term from the Varanasi constituency, having won by significant margins in previous elections. Fourteen individuals have submitted their nominations, including Congress candidate Ajai Rai and Bahujan Samajwadi Party’s Athar Ali Lari. Rangeela, a YouTuber and mimic from Hanumangarh, Rajasthan, gained popularity in 2017 for his impersonation of PM Modi.

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