Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was sent by the Samajwadi Party of Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was sent by the Electoral Commission. The man from the Border Security Force was fired for his public allegations about the quality of food served.
In its letter, the Commission said today that officials of the state or central government who were dismissed for "corruption or disloyalty to the state" will be disqualified from the campaign for a period of five years.
Tej Bahadur Yadav was asked to clarify his status by May 1.
When he submitted his appointment, he accepted that he was fired.
But when he filed his papers again, he had omitted, causing a discrepancy. Based on your answer, your statement would be accepted or rejected.
The jawan, who posted videos on social networks complaining about food being served to the front line troops, was dismissed from service in April 2017.
After Interior Minister Rajnath Singh ordered an investigation and the Prime Minister's Office requested a report, an investigation by the court found him guilty of false charges. Answering that he was victimized because he spoke the truth, Yadav said he would go to court for justice.
In a massive optics exercise, Tej Bahadur Yadav was sent against PM Modi yesterday by the Samajwadi Party. The jawan claimed that even Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi party had promised to support him. In 2014, Mr. Kejriwal contested PM Modi and obtained more than 2 lakh votes.
Today, in an excavation in the BJP, Ralphtriya Janata Dal of Lalu Yadav tweeted: "Vote directly on the soldiers – in Varanasi … If your patriotism is not hollow"
Several BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have accused the opposition of neglecting the demands of the armed forces and highlighting the government's efforts to emphasize its commitment to nationalism and national security, its central theme in this election.
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