Dismissed Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, on Monday, approached the Supreme Court challenging rejection of his nomination as Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan is appearing for Tej Bahadur Yadav.
Recently, the Election Commission (EC) cancelled the nomination of former trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was set to contest from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tej Bahadur Yadav was served a notice because he had given different reasons for leaving his job in the two sets of nomination papers filed -- one as an independent and the second as a Samajwadi Party candidate.
The former security personnel told reporters that his nomination papers were cancelled at the behest of the Centre even though he had replied to the notice explaining the difference in reasons.
As soon as the news of the cancellation spread, Samajwadi Party workers gathered at the Collectorate.
(With inputs from agencies)