Supreme Court verdict on Tej Bahadur petition against PM Modi's election

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The Supreme Court will pronounce the verdict on Tuesday on the petition of former BSF jawan Tej Bahadur against the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. On November 17, the court reserved its decision in the matter. The bench of CJI S A Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna, and Justice V Ramasubramaniam will give its verdict on the petition tomorrow.


Tej Bahadur has alleged in the petition that under the pressure of the PM, the election officer wrongly canceled his nomination. Tej Bahadur Yadav was made its candidate by the Samajwadi Party.


Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had rejected his petition, saying that Tej Bahadur was neither a Varanasi voter nor a candidate against Prime Minister Modi. Therefore, there is no justification for filing the petition on their behalf. This decision of the High Court was challenged by Tej Bahadur in the Supreme Court.