The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the appeal of sacked BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur against the rejection of his nomination papers to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi and seeking to declare the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from that constituency as void. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said there is Bahadurs election petition before the Allahabad High Court was The apex court delivered its verdict on Bahadurs appeal against the December 6 last year order of high court which had dismissed his election petition on the ground that he had no locus to challenge the election of Modi from Varanasi as Bahadur was neither an elector for such constituency nor was he a candidate. It is settled that where a person has no interest at all, or no sufficient interest to support a legal claim or action he will have no locus standi to sue. The entitlement to sue or locus standi is an integral part of cause of action, The civil appeal is, therefore, dismissed, On May 1 last year, the Returning Officer had rejected the nomination papers of Bahadur, a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate, who was dismissed from the Border Security Force (BSF) in April 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the quality of food served to the troops. In his election petition before the high court, the sacked jawan had sought to declare Modis election to be void on the ground that his (Bahadur) nomination was improperly rejected and the election was vitiated on account of alleged misuse of official power by the Returning Officer and the Election Observer The apex court verdict noted that Bahadur had filed two nominations, one on April 24, 2019 and another on April 29 last year and the nominations were found to be invalid by the Returning Officer because they were not accompanied by a certificate to the effect that he has not been dismissed for corruption or disloyalty to the state as required under the Representation of the People Act. It noted that nomination paper contains a query whether the candidate was dismissed for corruption or for disloyalty while holding office under the Government of India or government of any state. It noted that the returning officer had issued two notices to Bahadur on April 30 last year referring that the nomination form was not accompanied by requisite certificate. He was given time up to 11 AM on May 1 last year to furnish the certificate from the Election Commission, the bench noted, adding that the returning officer rejected his nomination papers on the ground that it was not accompanied by requisite certificate. Referring to section 81 of the Representation of the People Act, the apex court said it provides that an election petition may be presented by any elector or any candidate at such election. Obviously, the appellant (Bahadur) is not an elector registered in the Varanasi constituency since he is admittedly enrolled as an elector of Bhiwani, Mahendragarh Parliamentary Constituency, Haryana. His locus thus depends entirely on the question whether he is a candidate or can claim to be a duly nominated candidate, The answer must be in the negative, It said requirement of section 33(3) of the Act that a nomination of a dismissed officer must be accompanied by a certificate that he was not dismissed on the ground of corruption or disloyalty to the state The appeal does not raise any arguable question of fact or law and admitting the appeal would amount to an exercise in futility for the court to do so,