Mumbai: A notice has been issued by Allahabad Court addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the petition challenging his election from Varanasi constituency in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Former Border Security Force (BSF) troop Tej Bahadur Yadav had filed a petition, which claimed that his nomination papers against PM Modi were incorrectly canceled in May.
Yadav was fielded as a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate, but his nomination was rejected by the Election Commission (EC) because he failed to prove that he was not sacked by the forces.
In his petition, Yadav alleged that his nomination papers were incorrectly rejected by the returning officer of Varanasi and requested the court to declare the election of Varanasi as null and avoid Modi’s election as a member of Parliament (MP) from Varanasi.
Yadav was sacked from the Border Security Force in 2017 because his video had become viral on social media following a complaint of food given to security personnel.