Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was sacked from Border Security Force (BSF), wanted to contest against PM Modi but failed to after his documents were rejected.
The apex court has dismissed a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election as MP last year from the Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was sacked from Border Security Force (BSF), wanted to contest against PM Modi but failed to after his documents were rejected. Yadav had petitioned in the court against PM Modi’s election.
A three-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramanian delivered the verdict.
The BSF jawan’s petition against the Election Commission’s decision to reject his nomination papers was earlier rejected by the Allahabad High Court.
He had filed his nomination as an independent candidate and later as a candidate of Samajwadi Party from Varanasi constituency, Yadav had argued in the top court. The election commission had rejected his nomination for “extraneous reasons”, he alleged.
In 2017, Tej Bahadur was dismissed from the BSF, after he posted a video online complaining about the quality of food served to frontline troops posted in Jammu and Kashmir.
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