After 111 Farmers, Now a Former BSF Jawan to Contest Against PM Modi in Varanasi
“Modi seeks votes in the name of our jawans but has done nothing for them,” Tej Bahadur Yadav reportedly said.
Former Border Security Force (BSF) personnel Tej Bahadur Yadav announced that he will be contesting the upcoming elections from Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He told Hindustan Times that he is contesting the elections to raise the issue of corruption in armed forces.
Yadav hails from Rewari in Haryana. He was dismissed from the force in 2017 after he uploaded a video on social media complaining about the bad quality of food being served to the troops.
Yadav reportedly said he was approached by several parties 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,” he said, reported HT.
Training his guns at Modi, Yadav said, “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 reportedly added.
The report adds that Yadav has challenged his dismissal from the force in 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 reportedly said.
The report further adds that he would soon go to Varanasi and start campaigning with the help of ex-servicemen and farmers.