New Delhi: Samajwadi Party Lok Sabha candidate and former BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, on Wednesday, alleged that his nomination from Varanasi has been “rejected wrongly”, news agency ANI reported. Tej Bahadur further claimed that his nomination was rejected despite him producing the evidence.
“I was asked to produce the evidence at 6.15 pm yesterday, we produced the evidence, still my nomination was rejected. We will go to the Supreme Court,” the SP leader said.
Tej Bahadur Yadav’s lawyer Rajesh Gupta also reiterated that they would take the matter to the Supreme Court.”We had submitted the evidence that was asked from us. Still, the nomination was declared invalid. We will go to the Supreme Court,” Rajesh Gupta said.
Notably, the district election officer had served the SP leader notices pointing “discrepancies” in the two nominations filed by him.
Earlier in the day, Tej Bahadur Yadav alleged that the BJP was creating “roadblocks” in his nomination process to “prevent” him from contesting elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi. “I had filed my first nomination as an Independent candidate on April 24 and on SP party symbol on April 29. If there were any issues with the nominations, why wasn’t I informed earlier? Despite lack of time, our legal team is furnishing all details to the RO (returning officer),” Tej Bahadur Yadav had earlier said.
There was no immediate response from the BJP on the allegation levelled by Yadav, who was dismissed from the BSF after he complained about poor quality food being served to soldiers in a video, which went viral.
Launching a scathing attack on PM Modi, the SP leader had said, “I am being stopped from fighting elections as the ‘nakli chowkidar (fake watchman)’ of the country is afraid of the ‘asli (real) chowkidar’.”