SC dismisses sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s petition against rejection of his nomination

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petition of sacked Border Security Force (BSF) constable and Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav against the Election Commission’s decision to bar his nomination from Varanasi constituency for the Lok Sabha Polls.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said, “We don’t find any merit to entertain this petition.”

Tej Bahadur Yadav had moved the top Court, terming the decision of the poll panel discriminatory and unreasonable.

Yadav’s nomination papers were rejected because of the discrepancies in two sets of nomination papers he filed.

According to the rules, an employee dismissed from services with in last 5 years needs to submit a clearance from the EC that states he has not been sacked for “corruption or disloyalty to the state”.

Yadav was dismissed from his service after he complained in a video about the poor quality of food served to the armed forces.