The date of August 21 was declared as the hearing date of the case by Justice M K Gupta. The petition was filed by former Jawan of BSF Tej Bahadur Yadav who was declared Samajwadi Party candidate from Varanasi but failed to contest in the Lok Sabha election 2019 because his nomination was rejected by the election Commission.
The reason given for rejection of Yadav’s nomination paper was his failure to obtain a certificate that said, he was not sacked from BSF due to corruption or disloyalty.
Yadav who served in BSF as a Jawan became famous because one of his video which went viral on social media which featured him complaining about food given to BSF security personnel . After this, he was sacked from his post in BSF.
It was also said by Yadav that his nomination papers were wrongfully rejected and asked the court to declare Modi’s election as MP from Varanasi as null and void.
The petitioner’s counsel argued that Yadav was not given an opportunity of being heard before rejection of his nomination papers which was unfair. Hence, the court issued a notice to PM Narendra Modi.
The SC rejected the petition by Yadav against Election Commission for Cancelling his nomination for election. It was declared by SC on the date of May 9.
Former Jawan of BSF Tej Bahadur Yadav wanted to contest against PM Modi before elections as according to him, PM Modi made a lot of promises to public but failed in fulfilling them.