Dismissed BSF jawan's nomination papers rejected
Dismissed BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's nomination as the Samajwadi Party candidate against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency was rejected on Wednesday.
Varanasi: Dismissed BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's nomination as the Samajwadi Party candidate against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency was rejected on Wednesday, poll officials said.
Yadav was served notices Tuesday by the Varanasi returning officer over discrepancies in the two sets of nomination papers submitted by him.
Samajwadi Party candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav after his nomination from Varanasi parliamentary seat was rejected: We have been told that we did not produce the evidence that was asked from us before 11 am. Whereas, we had produced the evidence. pic.twitter.com/SOkMRcS2BP— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 1, 2019
In the first set of papers on April 24, he had mentioned that he was dismissed from the Border Security Force.
On April 29 he submitted a second set of papers this time as the Samajwadi Party nominee for the Lok Sabha seat but did not give out this information.
Rajesh Gupta, Tej Bahadur Yadav's lawyer: We had submitted the evidence that was asked from us. Still, the nomination was declared invalid. We will go to the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/erLdG6N7up— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 1, 2019
He was also required to submit a no-objection certificate from the BSF, giving reasons for his dismissal.
Yadav accused the BJP of resorting to "dictatorial steps" to stop him from fighting elections.
SP's Akhilesh Yadav on Varanasi candidate's nomination rejected: When they are asking for votes in the name of nationalism, they should have faced a soldier. People who dismissed him from his job because he complained about food, how can those people be called real patriots? pic.twitter.com/essvzB27gZ— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 1, 2019
"My nomination was rejected today even though I had furnished the NOC from BSF that was required by the RO, he claimed.
I am a farmer's son and I was here to raise the voices of farmers and jawans," he told reporters.
His counsel Rajesh Gupta said, "We will approach the Supreme Court". (PTI)