WWE superstar The Great Khali arrived all the way from USA to Kolkata to lend his support to ‘younger brother’ Anupam Hazra, BJP candidate from Jadavpur. As a massive crowd gathered to witness Khali, the wrestler urged the citizens of the constituency to make Hazra win as he is ‘young’, ‘educated’ and will take all their concerns to the Parliament. The wrestler backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi too by saying India can get a strong government under his leadership since PM has made Indian famous across the globe.
During the rally, The Great Khali said, “Today, I have come to Kolkata specially from America as my younger brother and friend Anupam files his nomination. He is more of a brother than a friend. I had told him 'Whenever you need my help and whenever you file the nomination form, I'll be there. For me, friendship is bigger than the party.
“I request all to not waste their vote, you should give it to a good candidate; there cannot be anyone better than him. He is connected to the ground level, can understand the concerns of the poor and is young, educated and knows how to raise the peoples concern to the parliament. He will take out the solution if there’s any problem.”
Hazra said, “Not just India, he is the No 1 wrestler in the world. He came all the way from USA when he came to know that his friend is filing his nomination. We have a family relation since 4-5 years. It’s the first time that WWE Champion The Great Khali has come to support someone on his nomination, it’s a historic thing done by him for his friend. It’s a matter of great happinss for me that my friend, who’s always stood behind me, has fulfilled his friendship and came at such a massive rally with me.”
When The Great Khali was asked if he believed that India can get a strong government under PM Narendra Modi’s leadership? He replied, “I feel it will happen because he has made India’s name famous all over the world.”
When asked if himself would join the BJP? “I’m a wrestler, I don’t understand politics. I’m only standing in support of my brother. I am supporting PM Modi, Anupam for the country to be strong and move forward.”
Hazra had won the elections representing Trinamool Congress in 2014. He was expelled from the party for anti-party activities on January 9. He joined BJP in March. Hazra is pitted against TMC's Mimi Chakraborty for Jadavpur seat. Jadavpur goes to polls on the last date of elections, May 19.