Ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was sacked from his service on Friday announced that he will be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was sacked over uploading a video of him complaining about the bad quality food that is being served to the forces.
Tej Bahadur Yadav is a resident of Rewari in Haryana, claims that he was approached by several parties to join them but chose to contest as an independent candidate.
“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. Our paramilitary jawans (CRPF men) killed recently in Pulwama were not even given martyr status by this government,” he said.
Yadav who was sacked from BSF in 2017 after he uploaded a video on social media complaining about the quality of food being served to the forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Reportedly, he has challenged his dismissal in the court and the case is in the trial stage.
“My dismissal was completely wrong. They claimed I am being removed for indiscipline. At least the government could have bothered to address the corruption issue I had raised. Its actions to suppress my voice only shows this government is a party to large scale corruption in the forces,” Yadav said.