The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Election Commission of India to re-examine the grievances raised by sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, whose nomination against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varansai, was cancelled.
The apex court will hear Yadav’s plea again tomorrow.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the counsel for EC to seek instructions and apprise it by Thursday.
Tej Bahadur Yadav’s nomination from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency was rejected over discrepancies in his nomination papers by the Returning Officer (RO) last week. Following this, Yadav moved the top court on Monday.
Yadav was seeking to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi on ticket given by Opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh, comprising of the Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).
Varanasi Assistant RO Rajesh Kumar said, “He has not taken permission from ECI regarding contesting polls, which needs to be taken in case a government official who has been removed or suspended wants to contest polls.”
Yadav was dismissed from BSF in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the food served to the security forces.