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Lok Sabha Election 2024: Comedian Shyam Rangeela, among 33 nominations rejected from Varanasi seat of PM Modi

The Election Commission has rejected nomination of 33 candidates, including that of comedian , from Varanasi seat where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a third straight term as Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) candidate.

Comedian Shyam Rangeela, known for his videos of mimicking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had filed his nomination papers for the seat on May 14, hours after the PM completed the .

Overall the poll panel had received nominations from 40 candidates for the prestigious seat in Uttar Pradesh. With 33 rejected, six candidates are in the fray against Prime Minister .

Varanasi is voting in the seventh and the last phase of ongoing on June 1. The last day for filing nomination for the last phase was June 14. The scrutiny of the nominations was done on May 15.

According to the 's website, 33 nominations were rejected leaving only six candidates in the fray.

These include Congress party leader Ajai Rai, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Gagan Prakash of Apna Dal (Kamerawadi), Paras Nath Keshari of Rashtriya Samajwadi Jankranti Part and independent candidates Sanjay Kumar Tiwari and Dinesh Kumar Yadav, apart from PM Modi.

The last day of withdrawal of nomination for the seventh phase of polling in May 17. We would know the final candidates in the fray after that.

Comedian , known for his videos of mimicking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has alleged that he has not been allowed to file his nomination papers to contest the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 from Varanasi seat against the Prime Minister.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Prime Minister Narendra Modi files nomination from Varanasi

PM Modi won the seat by nearly 4.8 lakh votes in 2019 elections. In 2014 elections, the PM won the seat by a margin of 3.72 lakh votes.

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