Ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was sacked from his duty after he uploaded a video in which he complained about the food quality served to the security forces, on Friday said that he will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He said that he will contest from Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“I will contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi constituency as an independent candidate,” Tej Bahadur Yadav told reporters in Rewari, Haryana on Friday.
He further said that he was sacked from his service because he raised his voice against corruption and now he want to contest elections to eradicate corruption in the security forces.
“I had raised the issue of corruption but I was sacked. My first objective will be to strengthen and eliminate corruption in the forces,” he said.
Yadav was dismissed from BSF in 2017 after he took to the social media to complain about the quality of food being served to the forces in Jammu and Kashmir. He was dismissed on the charge of indiscipline.
He 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,” Yadav said.