Food video jawan says will contest against PM
A BSF constable who was dismissed in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about substandard food served to troops has said he will take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat.
“I will contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi as an Independent,” Tej Bahadur Yadav told reporters in Rewari, Haryana, on Friday.
Yadav said he wanted to enter the poll fray to eliminate “corruption” in the forces. “I had raised the issue of corruption but was sacked. My first objective will be to strengthen and eliminate corruption in the forces,” he said.
Yadav had uploaded a video on social media in 2017 complaining that poor-quality food was being served to the troops in the icy, mountainous region along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. He was dismissed on the charge of indiscipline.