Dismissed BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav on Monday approached Supreme Court challenging rejection of his nomination as an election candidate from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.
Yadav was fielded by the Samajwadi Party (SP) but his nomination was cancelled by Election Commission (EC) on the ground that he was unable to give satisfactory reply to EC notice.
Earlier, Yadav was served notice seeking his reply as why he had rendered diverse justifications for quitting his job in the two sets of nomination papers tendered — one as a Samajwadi Party candidate and another an Independent.
Yadav had rubbished the EC claims by saying that he had replied to the EC notice clarifying the dissimilarity in reasons. He had squarely blamed the Centre for his rejection after which had told the media that he will take up the matter with the Supreme Court.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the sitting MP from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.
—India Legal Bureau