The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by sacked Border Security Force (BSF) constable Tej Bahadur Yadav challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi parliamentary seat in final 12 months’s Lok Sabha elections.
Delivering the decision, a three-judge bench comprising chief justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian famous that Yadav’s plea was “rightly dismissed by the Allahabad High Court.” The excessive court docket had earlier dismissed Yadav’s petition in opposition to the PM’s election. It was the dismissal of this petition that he challenged within the high court docket.
Yadav had been given a ticket by the Samajwadi Party (SP) to contest from the constituency. However, the Returning Officer (RO) rejected his nomination on grounds that he didn’t produce certificates from the EC certifying that his dismissal was not on grounds of disloyalty or corruption. Yadav was sacked from the BSF in 2017 after a video went viral of him complaining in regards to the high quality of meals served to jawans.
His earlier petitions in opposition to rejection of his nomination papers have already been rejected.
The Supreme Court had on November 18 reserved its verdict over Yadav’s plea challenging PM Modi’s election.