SC dismisses sacked BSF jawan's plea challenging Narendra Modi's election from Varanasi in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The apex court upheld the Allahabad High Court judgment dismissing Tej Bahadur Yadav's election petition against the poll panel's decision to reject his nomination papers

Press Trust of India November 24, 2020 13:42:56 IST
SC dismisses sacked BSF jawan's plea challenging Narendra Modi's election from Varanasi in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav against the rejection of his nomination papers to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi constituency.

A bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde and justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, which had reserved its verdict in the case on 18 November, upheld the Allahabad High Court judgment dismissing Yadav's plea against the poll panel's decision to reject his nomination papers.

On 1  May last year, the returning officer had rejected the nomination papers of Yadav, a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate, who was dismissed from the Border Security Force (BSF) in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the quality of food served to the troops.

The high court had upheld the returning officer's decision to reject his nomination.

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