The Supreme Court has rejected the petition challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi. This petition was filed on behalf of Tej Bahadur Yadav, a former BSF constable. Tej Bahadur did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi seat. After which he went to the court.
Tej Bahadur Yadav had already suffered a setback from the Allahabad High Court, after which he went to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court had completed the hearing on November 18 on Tej Bahadur’s appeal and reserved the decision. Tej Bahadur, a BSF sacked soldier who failed to contest the election, demanded re-election.
Tej Bahadur challenged the decision of the High Court in the Supreme Court
The Allahabad High Court dismissed Tej Bahadur’s plea that he was neither a Varanasi voter nor a candidate against PM Modi. Therefore, there is no justification for filing the petition on his behalf. This decision of the High Court was challenged by Tej Bahadur in the Supreme Court but he has not got relief from here either. The Supreme Court has also approved the High Court verdict and rejected Tej Bahadur’s petition.
Tej Bahadur Yadav was a constable in BSF. While on duty, he shared a video on social media and raised questions about the quality of food in the army. Tej Bahadur’s action was considered a violation of the rules and in 2017 he was dismissed from the BSF. Since then, he has been vocal against the BJP.
Tej Bahadur filed an election petition
In this scenario, he reached Varanasi to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The SP had also given him a ticket, but due to lack of complete information, he was nominated. Tej Bahadur filed an election petition against it.
In the election petition, Tej Bahadur demanded the cancellation of PM Modi’s election. It was alleged in the petition that under the pressure of PM Modi, the election officer had wrongly canceled his nomination. Let us tell you that SP had made Tej Bahadur Yadav its candidate. But his nomination was canceled. He had earlier appealed to the Allahabad High Court regarding this matter, and after reaching despair from there he reached the Supreme Court. Now the Supreme Court has also rejected Tej Bahadur’s demand.