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The Supreme Court on Tuesday “nipped in the bud” a petition challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a member of Parliament from the Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh(PTI)

Supreme Court dismisses plea challenging PM Modi’s election from Varanasi

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:13 AM IST
The petition was moved by sacked constable of the Border Security Force Tej Bahadur whose nomination as a candidate from the Varanasi seat was rejected by the returning of
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PM Narendra Modi (File Photo/ANI)
PM Narendra Modi (File Photo/ANI)

Supreme Court rejects dismissed BSF jawan’s petition challenging PM Modi’s election from Varanasi

By Abraham Thomas | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 01:34 PM IST
A three-judge bench comprising CJI SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian noted that Tej Bahadur Yadav’s petition challenging PM’s election was rightly dismissed by the Allahabad High Court.
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Sacked Border Security Force (BSF) soldier Tej Bahadur had challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election from the Varanasi parliamentary seat.(ANI File Photo)
Sacked Border Security Force (BSF) soldier Tej Bahadur had challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election from the Varanasi parliamentary seat.(ANI File Photo)

Supreme Court reserves order on plea challenging PM Modi’s election to Varanasi seat

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Sacked Border Security Force (BSF) soldier Tej Bahadur had approached the top court after Allahabad High Court rejected his petition on December 6, 2019, on the ground that he was neither a candidate nor an elector of Varanasi to challenge the election of the Prime Minister.
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SC granted two weeks time against the four weeks adjournment sought by the petitioner.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
SC granted two weeks time against the four weeks adjournment sought by the petitioner.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Petition challenging PM Modi’s election from Varanasi adjourned by two weeks

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 03:44 PM IST
The petition has been filed by former BSF constable Tej Bahadur, who was sacked from the force for indiscipline.
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Tej Bahadur Yadav, the BSF constable who was dismissed from service after he had released a video in 2017 on quality of food served to soldiers.(HT File Photo)
Tej Bahadur Yadav, the BSF constable who was dismissed from service after he had released a video in 2017 on quality of food served to soldiers.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court to take up ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur’s plea who questioned Varanasi election result

By Abraham Thomas | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 07:55 AM IST
The Supreme Court received Tej Bahadur’s appeal in February this year. The case suffered many procedural flaws. It took three months to prepare the case for hearing.
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Tej Bahadur Yadav, the BSF constable who was dismissed from service after he had released a video in 2017 on quality of food served to soldiers, joined Jannayak Janta Party(HT File)
Tej Bahadur Yadav, the BSF constable who was dismissed from service after he had released a video in 2017 on quality of food served to soldiers, joined Jannayak Janta Party(HT File)

Former BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav joins JJP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, New Delhi/chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 10:53 PM IST
The JJP had contested the Lok Sabha polls in alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party where it had to suffer a humiliating defeat being unable to secure even a single seat. Its subsequent alliance with the BSP also came to an end recently.
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Yadav had challenged the returning officer’s decision to reject his nomination papers and alleged it was intended to give a walkover to the Prime Minister.(Photo: Facebook/Tej Bahadur Yadav)
Yadav had challenged the returning officer’s decision to reject his nomination papers and alleged it was intended to give a walkover to the Prime Minister.(Photo: Facebook/Tej Bahadur Yadav)

Supreme Court junks Tej Bahadur’s plea against EC decision

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 10:27 PM IST
“We do not find any grounds to entertain the plea,” a bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna held.
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Yadav, in his plea, termed the decision of the poll panel discriminatory and unreasonable and said it should be set aside.
Yadav, in his plea, termed the decision of the poll panel discriminatory and unreasonable and said it should be set aside.

Sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur petitions SC against poll panel decision to cancel Varanasi nomination for polls

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 01:30 PM IST
Yadav, who was dismissed in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the food served to the troops, was fielded by the Samajwadi Party as its candidate from the Varanasi seat.
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A case has been registered against dismissed Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav and an unidentified person for protesting at the premises of the district magistrate office in Varanasi, police said on Friday.(HT File)
A case has been registered against dismissed Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav and an unidentified person for protesting at the premises of the district magistrate office in Varanasi, police said on Friday.(HT File)

Case against ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur

By HT Correspondent | Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2019 11:24 PM IST
Later on Wednesday, the EC rejected the nomination papers of Yadav on the ground that the former jawan could not furnish a certificate from the BSF, stating that he was not sacked on charges of corruption or disloyalty to the State.
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Sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur’s nomination from Varanasi against PM Modi rejected

By Sudhir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 02:25 AM IST
The Samjawadi Party had replaced Shalini Yadav with Thapa, who had earlier filed his papers as an Independent candidate.
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Yadav, 43, who was sacked from the force in 2017 on charges of indiscipline after complaining in a video about the quality of food served to the troopers, had filed his nomination as an independent candidate last week.
Yadav, 43, who was sacked from the force in 2017 on charges of indiscipline after complaining in a video about the quality of food served to the troopers, had filed his nomination as an independent candidate last week.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Uncertainty over SP’s new Varanasi pick Tej Bahadur

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 08:08 AM IST
Legal adviser to the Election Commission, SK Mendiratta said, “There is a rule under the Representation of People’s Act that disqualifies a government employee dismissed from service from contesting elections for a period of five years.”
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