Allahabad High Court on Friday issued a notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a plea filed by Tej Bahadur, Ex-BSF Jawan, challenging his election to the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. The notice was issued on the plea filed by Tej Bahadur, Ex-BSF Jawan and Samajwadi Party Candidate, whose nomination was rejected by the Election Commission.
In the plea filed by Yadav, he alleged that his nomination papers were ‘wrongly’ rejected and requested the Court to declare the election of Narendra Modi as ‘null and void’ with immediate effect.
The court has posted the matter for August 21 as the next date of hearing.
The nomination of Sacked BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav was rejected by the poll officials on May 1 citing incomplete information.
Tej Bahadur Yadav who had earlier filed nomination his nomination as an Independent was named as Samajwadi Party candidate at the very last moment. Samajwadi party replaced Shalini Yadav with Yadav for Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat to take on PM Modi.
Yadav later moved to the Top Court against the rejection of his nomination papers. However, the Apex Court, on May 9, dismissed the plea of former BSF constable and Samajwadi Party candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav.
The Top Court Bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi dismissing the plea said, “We don’t find any merit to entertain this petition.”
In the national polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi retained the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat with a huge margin of 4.70 lakh votes by defeating Shalini Yadav of Samajwadi Party.