October 21, 2021

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SC rejects Tej Bahadur’s plea challenging election of PM Narendra Modi from Varanasi


The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea by Tej Bahadur challenging the election of PM Narendra Modi to Lok Sabha in 2019 from Varanasi constituency.
The Supreme Court has rejected a petition filed by dismissed Border Security Force (BSF) constable Tej Bahadur challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lok Sabha in 2019 from Varanasi constituency.
The SC said on Tuesday that the petition was rightly dismissed by Allahabad High Court. Bahadur’s plea had challenged the Allahabad High Court verdict which had dismissed his election petition against the poll panel’s decision to reject his nomination papers.
Bahadur was dismissed from BSF in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the quality of food served to the troops.
The Returning Officer had on May 1 last year rejected the nomination papers of Bahadur, a Samajwadi Party candidate. While rejecting the nomination papers of Bahadur, the Returning Officer had observed that “the nomination paper is not accompanied by a certificate issued in the prescribed manner by the Election Commission to the effect that he has not been dismissed for corruption or disloyalty to the state”.
On May 9, last year, the SC had rejected his plea by which he has challenged EC decision to reject his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. The SC had said it does not find any grounds to entertain the plea.

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