The Election Commission issued a notice to Tej Bahadur Yadav, the Samajwadi Party candidate in the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. Yadav has been asked by the Returning Officer to furnish clarification on why he ticked ‘No’ in the nomination papers where he was asked whether he was dismissed by any central or state agency in any corruption charges. EC directed him to file his response by 11 am on May 1.
The Samajwadi Party had recently changed its Varanasi candidate and named ex-BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav as the candidate against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Yadav, who hails from Haryana’s Rewari, was dismissed from the service in 2017 after his unfounded complaint about the poor quality of food served to troops.
Yadav accused the government of false issue
Ex-BSF trooper says that the government was targeting him after he started receiving more support.
“I was sacked for raising the issue of corruption. My sole objective will be to strengthen and eliminate corruption in the forces,” Yadav had told the media after the SP announced his candidature.
Samajwadi Party has changed it’s Varanasi candidate from Shalini Yadav to Tej Bahadur Yadav when the party smelt political benefit through the sacked officer.
Varanasi will go to polls in Phase 7 of the Lok Sabha Election 2019 on May 19.