SP Candidate Sacked BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur nomination rejected in Varanasi

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The District Magistrate, Varanasi, Surendra Singh said Mr. Yadav had failed to submit the necessary certificate issued by the Election Commission that he had not been dismissed for corruption or disloyalty to the state. Mr. Yadav was given “a chance” till 11 a.m. on May 1 but he did not submit the certificate within the stipulated time, Mr. Singh said.

The District Magistrate, also the Returning Officer of the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, said Mr. Yadav’s nomination was rejected as it failed to meet Section 9 and 33(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

Mr. Yadav’s nomination from Varanasi was deferred after a discrepancy over his dismissal was found in the two nominations he filed, first as an Independent and then as the SP candidate. A notice was then issued to him to submit the EC certificate by 11 a.m. on May 1.

In his reply to the notice, Mr. Yadav said he had not been dismissed for disloyalty or corruption and that Sections 9 and 33(3) did not apply to him.

Talking to reporters after his nomination was rejected, Mr. Yadav said it was due to a “conspiracy” as Mr. Modi did not want a “jawan to contest election against him”.

His lawyer Rajesh Gupta said they would approach the Supreme Court.


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