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SC dismisses dismissed BSF jawan allegation challenging election of Varanasi Prime Minister Modi | India News


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the statement of the fired BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who had requested the annulment of the 2019 Varanasi Lok Sabha elections on the grounds that his nomination papers were illegally rejected. Yadav had submitted a nomination against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was re-elected to the Lok Sabha of the Varanasi constituency in 2019.
A court composed of the Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, who had reserved their verdict in the case on November 18, upheld the Allahabad High Court ruling that dismissed Tej Bahadur’s electoral petition against the voting panel’s decision to reject your nomination papers.
On May 1 of last year, the scrutineer had rejected the nomination papers of Tej Bahadur, a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate, who was removed from the Border Security Force (BSF) in 2017 after he posted a video on line complaining about the quality of food served to the troops.
The higher court had upheld the scrutineer’s decision to reject his nomination.
Tej Bahadur Yadav, a former Jawan from the Border Security Force (BSF), rose to prominence in January 2017 after posting a video on Facebook criticizing the allegedly poor-quality box of food served to staff at BSF.
(With inputs from agencies)

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