Ex-BSF jawan to contest LS polls against PM Modi


Varanais, March 30: Ex- BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was sacked after he complained about the quality of food served to forces, will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Yadav was dismissed from service for posting videos criticising the quality of food served to soldiers.

In 2017, the BSF had set up a court of inquiry against Tej Pratap Yadav after his videos carping about poor food — “watery dal and burnt chapatis” — served to the troops on the frontlines surfaced online. His videos went so viral that the home ministry ordered an investigation and even the Prime Minister’s Office asked for a report.

Tej Bahadur Yadav, a resident of Rewari in Haryana, told an English daily that he wants to highlight how this “government failed the forces, especially paramilitary forces”.

Yadav is contesting as an independent candidate and would raise the issue of corruption in the forces.

“My aim is to highlight how this government has failed the forces, especially paramilitary forces. PM Modi seeks votes in the name of our jawans but has done nothing for them. Our paramilitary jawans (CRPF men) killed recently in Pulwama were not even given martyr status by this government,” he said.

Yadav video went viral after he uploaded a video about the poor quality of food served to forces.

Yadav was shifted out of the Line of Control as the controversy escalated, and later dismissed on charges of making false claims.

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