Former BSF jawan Yadav’s nomination rejected by EC
The nomination of dismissed soldier and Samajwadi Party’s candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav’s has been cancelled by the Election Commission as he faild to submit the required documents on time. Yadav was all set to contest the 17th Lok Sabha elections against prime minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi.
Reports say that the former BSF jawan now plans to approach the Apex Court. He said that his nomination was rejected wrongly as he reached the Varanasi polling office at 10.50, but was not allowed to enter.
The commission said that the information related to his dismissal from the Indian Army in the two affidavits -filed as an independent and SP candidate – do not match. Yadav had to submit an additional certificate explaining his exact position by May 1, which he failed to do. The District Election Officer (Varanasi), Surendra Singh confirming the same told the reporters that Yadav did not submit the additional certificate on time.
Reports claim that the Varanasi district magistrate further furnishing information said that any person who has been dismissed from the state or central services within the last five years must obtain a certificate from the Election Commission stating that he has not been dismissed due to disloyality or corruption. This certificate was not produced by the former jawan by 11 am and hence, the nomination was rejected.
It may be recalled that Yadav had uploaded videos on social networking site in which he was complaining about unpalatable food served to jawans along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. He was dismissed from the BSF after a court-martial inquiry.