/ Lok Sabha Election 2019 : EC rejects ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's nomination from Varanasi

India Today : May 01, 2019, 04:47 PM

Tej Bahadur Yadav's lawyer, Rajesh Gupta, said his client has submitted all evidence that was asked but the nomination was still declared invalid. "We had submitted the evidence that was asked from us. Still, the nomination was declared invalid. We will go to the Supreme Court," Gupta said. We have been told that we did not produce the evidence that was asked from us before 11 am. SC to challenge EC's decision.

After ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's nomination was rejected by the Election Commission,Varanasi District Magistrate said a person who has been dismissed from service from state or central government within the last five years has to obtain a no objection certificate from Election Commission, stating he/she has not been dismissed due to disloyalty or corruption. "Certificate wasn't produced before 11am, so, the nomination was rejected," he added.

Tej Bahadur Yadav's lawyer, Rajesh Gupta, said his client has submitted all evidence that was asked but the nomination was still declared invalid.

"We had submitted the evidence that was asked from us. Still, the nomination was declared invalid. We will go to the Supreme Court," Gupta said.

After his nomination was rejected by the EC, Samajwadi Party's MP candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav said, "My nomination has been rejected wrongly. I was asked to produce the evidence at 6.15pm yesterday, we produced the evidence, still my nomination was rejected. We will go to the Supreme Court."

"We have been told that we did not produce the evidence that was asked from us before 11 am. Whereas, we had produced the evidence," he added.

Ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's nomination from Varanasi has been rejected by the Election Commission. The Election Commission had earlier asked SP's Varanasi candidate Yadav to get a no objection certficate from BSF as he was sacked over corruption charges. Yadav said he will be approaching the Supreme Court to challenge EC's decision.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has said she never feared losing to PM Narendra Modi and that the day she has such fears, she will lock herself in a room.

Speaking to India Today TV about not contesting from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, Priyanka Gandhi said, "I am fighting, I am campaigning relentlessly from all these seats. On not contesting the elections, I asked party workers here and they advised me that I will be limited to Varanasi if I contest elections from that seat."