NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court docket Wednesday reserved order on sacked BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur’s plea difficult the Allahabad Excessive Court docket verdict which had dismissed his election petition in opposition to the ballot panel’s resolution to reject his nomination papers to contest in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi constituency within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The apex court docket, which refused to just accept the request of Yadav’s counsel to adjourn the listening to, noticed that whether or not his nomination was rightly or wrongly rejected is dependent upon his eligibility.
“Why ought to we grant you liberty for adjournment. You might be abusing the method of legislation. You argue,” a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde instructed Yadav’s counsel.
The counsel argued that Bahadur had earlier filed his nomination as an unbiased candidate and later as a candidate of the Samajwadi Get together.
The Returning Officer on Could 1 final yr had rejected the nomination papers of Bahadur, a Samajwadi Get together candidate, who was dismissed from BSF in 2017 after he posted a video on-line complaining in regards to the high quality of meals served to the troops.
Whereas rejecting the nomination papers of Bahadur, the Returning Officer had noticed that “the nomination paper isn’t accompanied by certificates issued within the prescribed method by the Election Fee to the impact that he has not been dismissed for corruption or disloyalty to the state”.