Sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's nomination as Samajwadi Party candidate from Varanasi rejected by Election Commission. Tej Bahadu Yadav was fielded to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi.
"My nomination has been rejected wrongly. I was asked to produce the evidence at 6.15pm yesterday, we produced the evidence, still my nomination was rejected. We will go to the Supreme Court," said Tej Bahadu.
Samajwadi Party MP candidate from Varanasi, Tej Bahadur Yadav: My nomination has been rejected wrongly. I was asked to produce the evidence at 6.15pm yesterday, we produced the evidence, still my nomination was rejected. We will go to the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/MF05gNoLJq— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 1, 2019
The candidature of Tej Bahadur Yadav as the mahagathbandhan candidate was announced on Monday. In March, Tej Bahadur had announced that he will be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Varanasi against PM Modi.
The BSF constable was sacked in 2017 after he posted a video of him complaining about the food served to the forces. Reportedly, he has challenged his dismissal in the court and the case is in the trial stage.
According to EC officials, Tej Bahadur Yadav presented differing accounts over why he was sacked from the BSF in his nomination papers.
"In the first nomination papers, Bahadur had said he was sacked from the BSF, but in the nomination papers filed as the SP-BSP candidate he did not mention that," District Electoral Officer Surendra Singh told reporters.
"You have not submitted the certificate to the effect that whether or not you were dismissed from the service for corruption or disloyalty with your nomination papers," Varanasi RO Surendra Singh said in the notice.