The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to Tej Bahadur, SP-BSP candidate from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, for providing incomplete information in his nomination papers.Also Read - Telangana Develops India's First eVoting Solution, To Hold Dummy Polls on Oct 20
Former Border Security Force (BSP) personal Tej Bahadur had filed nomination as an independent, but was later named by the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance as a candidate from the seat. He will be contesting the elections on the SP symbol. Also Read - Chirag Paswan, His Estranged Minister Uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras Get New Party Names, Symbols
In the first nomination papers, Bahadur had said he was sacked from the BSF, but in the nomination papers filed as the SP-BSP candidate he did not mention that, said District Electoral Officer Surendra Singh. Also Read - Bhabanipur Bypoll: Mamata Retains Bengal CM Chair, Defeats BJP Rival by Record Margin of 58,389 Votes | Key points
After the scrutiny of nomination papers on Tuesday, the district electoral office issued a notice asking him to file his reply by May 1, Singh said.