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SC Reserves Order in Plea Against Narendra Modi’s Election from Varanasi

Lawstreet Journal 19 Nov 2020 9:26pm

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 18, 2020) refused to adjourn the appeal of dismissed BSF JAWAN TEJ Bahadur Yadav challenging Narendra Modi’s election from Varanasi in 2019.

“No, we can’t adjourn the matter. You are abusing the process of law…you go ahead with the matter. We have already adjourned the matter many times. This is an important case that revolves around the unique office of the Prime Minister. You have made the Prime Minister the respondent. We cannot keep it pending indefinitely,” Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde, heading a bench also comprising Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian, told the counsel for the petitioner.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobdemade the observation while refusing to accede to the request of, advocate appearing for Tej Bahadur for either adjourning the case or at least pass over the case.

Besides challenging the rejection of his nomination papers, Yadav wanted the result of Modi’s win set aside and declared as “void”.

The returning officer for the constituency had rejected Yadav’s nomination papers on May 1, 2019, on the ground that he had concealed the factum of his dismissal from service upon conviction in April 2017, which was a ground for disqualification for contesting elections for a period of six years under the election rules.

As soon as the case was listed on Wednesday, Yadav’s counsel repeatedly urged the court to adjourn the matter to help him fully prepare with the case.

However, the CJI rejected the plea saying the matter was already adjourned on a… Continue Reading...

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