EC rejects Tej Bahadur Yadav’s nomination from Varanasi
GUWAHATI: The election commission (EC) on Wednesday rejected the nomination of the former Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav who had filed nomination from Varanasi constituency against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Yadav was served a notice by the EC over certain discrepancies in his affidavits. He has however said that he will move the Supreme Court regarding the matter.
"My nomination has been rejected wrongly even though I had furnished the NOC fro
m BSF that was required by the RO. I was asked to produce the evidence at 6.15 pm yesterday, we produced the evidence, still my nomination was rejected. We will go to the Supreme Court," claimed Yadav according to reports.
The former jawan was set to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Samajwadi Party (SP). Earlier, the SP had named Shalini Yadav as its candidate from Varanasi.
Yadav made news when he criticised the poor quality food served to soldiers and was dismissed.
In 2017, the former jawan had complained on video about the poor quality of food served to soldiers. The video went viral and was widely shared on social media.
Yadav had earlier said he would contest the elections as an independent candidate against the Prime Minister.
He was dismissed after he was found guilty on charges of indiscipline for going public with his complaint by a court of inquiry.
The former jawan had said he took the decision because he wants to eliminate corruption in the forces.
Tej Bahadur Yadav