PM Modi received a notice from Allahabad HC on plea against his election to Lok Sabha

A notice received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday issued by Allahabad high court in concern with an appeal challenging his election from Varanasi constituency in the lately concluded Lok Sabha elections.

The election petition filed by Tej Bahadur who is a suspended BSF jawan and later declared a Samajwadi Party candidate from Varanasi. But got declined to contest polls as his nomination papers were rejected. Justice MK Gupta passed the order after hearing.

The returning officer declined Bahadur’s nomination mentioning his failure to present a certificate to confirm that he was not dismissed on the charges of corruption or disloyalty.

In his election petition, Bahadur alleged that he was not given sufficient time to file the objection toward the cancellation of his nomination paper. The petitioner has requested the court to declare Modi’s election from Varanasi as invalid and void.

The court after hearing the petition adjourned the matter for hearing on August 21.

A senior BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that they appreciate the judiciary and will respond suitably.

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