SC to hear Tej Bahadur Yadav’s plea on Wednesday

New Delhi [India]: The Supreme Court will hear the plea of former BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav on Wednesday against the rejection of his nomination from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.
On May 1, Yadav’s candidature was rejected after he failed to submit a certificate on whether or not he was dismissed from the service for corruption or disloyalty to the government.

Earlier, the Returning Officer (RO) Surendra Singh had issued a notice to Yadav asking him to submit the certificate.

The Samajwadi Party (SP) fielded Yadav as its candidate against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi on April 29. Prior to that, he was in the fray as an independent candidate.

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In January 2017, he had posted four videos on social media which showed him complaining about unpalatable food at his camp along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Varanasi seat was won by Prime Minister Modi in the last Lok Sabha elections. He had defeated AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal with a massive margin of 3.37 lakh votes.

The election in Varanasi is slated to take place in the last phase of seven-phased Lok Sabha elections on May 19. The counting of votes will begin on May 23.


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