SC rejects Tej Bahadur plea against rejection of his nomination

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The Supreme Court has recently dismisses plea of former BSF jawan and Samajwadi Party candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav against the rejection of his nomination from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.

A Bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the plea and said, “We don’t find any merit to entertain this petition.”

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 8 May, asked the Election Commission to examine grievances raised by Yadav, whose nomination against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varansai, was cancelled.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had asked the counsel for EC to seek instructions and apprise it by Thursday, 9 May.

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.

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

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