The petition was filed by former BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was declared Samajwadi Party candidate from Varanasi, but failed to contest the election as his nomination papers were rejected by the returning officer.
The group also charged the ECI with allegations of blithely ignoring hate speeches and communally loaded statements by candidates, primarily of the BJP," just by saying that it "had no power to take actions.
A common letter of resignation was being circulated on social media with the names and signatures of certain Congressmen, including those of Haryana Mahila Congress chief Sumitra Chauhan and AICC secretaries Rajesh Dharmani and Virender Rathore.
Theirs is a unique partnership that successfully ground down the anti-BJP narratives around demonetisation, farm distress and job flight, getting people across sections to vote for Modi. And Amit Shah’s realpolitik may now enable the PM to build an inclusive image.
All pre-election talk of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah being cut down to size evaporated after the Lok Sabha elections were declared. But BJP's confidence to win majority on its own was backed by genius of a strategy, writes Anirban Ganguly
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