Sacked for complaining about bad food Ex BSF Jawan to contest LS polls against Modi
New Delhi: Ex-BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was sacked from service after he uploaded a video complaining of bad quality food being served to the forces, has said that he will contest the upcoming LS elections from Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh against PM Narendra Modi.
According to report by the
Hindustan Times , claimed he was approached by several parties to join them but chose to contest as an independent candidate. He said by contesting the elections he would raise the issue of corruption in the forces.
“My motive is not to win or lose. It 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, he told Hindustan Times .
Our paramilitary jawans (CRPF men) killed recently in Pulwama were not even given martyr status by this government,” he said.
Tej Bahadur Yadav had posted four videos on the social media in January, 2017, that showed him complaining about the unpalatable food at his camp along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. The videos triggered outrage across the nation, but the BSF dismissed his allegations.
In the video, Yadav had also stated that he had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind detailing this, and when the letter from Prime Minister’s Office demanding an answer from the Army officials reached 42nd Infantry Brigade, where he has been posted, he claims he was “tortured” by senior officers.
Later, He was dismissed in April 2017 by a Summary Security Force Court (SSFC) where he was tried on two counts — of making “false allegations” on social media regarding the quality of food and carrying two mobile phones while on operational duty.