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.
Underneath is written whoever brings back Leader of the Opposition Tejashwi Yadav will be given a reward of Rs 5,100 and a footnote added he has been missing since the Lok Sabha polls results were declared.
The West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to apprise them of the prevailing situation in the state, where post-poll violence has claimed nearly a dozen lives so far.
The suspense over his continuance as the Congress president may linger on for a while but Rahul Gandhi may agree to lead the party’s pack of 52 MPs in the Lok Sabha, highly placed sources have told Outlook.