SC asks EC to look into BSF jawan complaints

 Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Election Commission to examine grievances raised by sacked Border Security Force jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, whose nomination against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varansai was cancelled.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the counsel for EC to seek instructions and apprise it by Thursday.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Yadav, referred to an earlier verdict to the court and said election petitions can be filed during the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct.

Yadav had moved the top court challenging the decision of Returning Officer to reject his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, saying it was intended to “give walkover” to PM Modi.

Supreme Court today asked the Election Commission to examine grievances raised by sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, whose nomination against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi, was cancelled.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the counsel for the poll body to seek instructions and apprise it by tomorrow.

In his plea, Tej Bahadur Yadav termed the decision of the Election Commission panel discriminatory and unreasonable and said it should be set aside. 

He was fielded by the Samajwadi Party as its candidate from Varanasi seat.

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