The Supreme Court on Thursday (9 May) dismissed SP candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav’s appeal against Election Commission’s rejection of his nomination papers from Varanasi, Live Law has reported.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi ruled that it finds no merit to entertain this petition.
The Election Commission had dismissed his nomination papers on 1 May on the grounds that he was dismissed from the Border Security Force (BSF) in 2017 meaning that five years had not elapsed post his dismissal as required under section 9 of the Representation of the People Act 1951.
Returning officer of the election commission had also observed that Yadav’s nomination papers were not accompanied by a certificate which states that he wasn’t dismissed from service for corruption or disloyalty.
Recently, a video had emerged on social media in which Yadav was seen promising to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he is paid Rs 50 crore. The video purportedly showed him saying that if anyone pays him Rs 50 crore, he would kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi within 72 hours of being handed over the sum.
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