SC dismisses plea against PM Modi’s election from Varanasi

Astha Joshi

The Supreme Court rejected a sacked BSF jawan’s plea challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election from the Varanasi constituency.

Tej Bahadur Yadav, who wanted to contest against PM Modi from Varanasi, was unable to do so after the Election Commission rejected his documents, which made him seek Court’s direction.

A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna, and Justice V Ramasubramanian dismissed the plea and backed the High Court’s decision.

The Allahabad High Court had earlier dismissed the jawan’s petition.

As per Bahadur, the Election Commission had rejected his nomination due to “extraneous reasons.”

He was dismissed from BSF in 2017 after he posted a video online whining about the quality of food served to frontline troops in Jammu and Kashmir.