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No relief to Tej Bahadur Yadav from Supreme Court

Setback to former BSF constable and SP candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav; Supreme Court dismisses his plea against rejection of his nomination from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.

Supreme Court rejected sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s plea challenging the Election Commission’s decision to reject his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “We do not find any grounds to entertain the plea of Yadav.”

Yadav had moved the top court challenging the decision of Returning Officer to reject his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, saying it was intended to “give walkover” to PM Modi.

Bahadur who was dismissed from Border Security Force in 2017 for allegedly making false complaints about food quality, had filed his papers on April 29 as a candidate of the Samajwadi Party.

This was rejected by the Returning Officer on May 1 on the ground that the he was dismissed from the government service on April 19, 2017 and five years period from the date of such dismissal has not elapsed, in terms of section 9 of the Representation of the People Act 1951.

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