Former BSF jawan, who is contesting as SP candidate, issued notice by EC
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  May 01, 2019, 05:05 PM
Former Border Security Force jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav, who had grabbed eyeballs two years ago with his videos criticising the quality of food provided to the defence forces, and the dire conditions they were forced to live in, was consequently fired for making false claims, and has recently been fielded as the Samajwadi Party candidate in the constituency of Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was issued a notice by the Election Commission asking for a response within one day.
The EC had filed a notice with regards to his ticking the box ‘No’ in the nomination papers, when asked whether he has ever been dismissed by any central or state agency for corruption or disloyalty to the state. The EC has ordered Yadav to produce a No-Objection Certificate from the Border Security Force.
Yadav, however, claimed that the government was trying to stop him from filing his nomination, as Modi was “afraid of the real Chowkidar”.
Varanasi will conduct elections on May 19, in the seventh and last phase of elections. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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