In a video clip that surfaced on Monday ex-BSF soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav was seen boozing and asking for Rs 50 crore to allegedly assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The ex-BSF soldier admitted that the video featured him but he said the conspiracy regarding the assassination of PM Modi was doctored.
Tej Bahadur Yadav said “I have seen that video. This video was shot in 2017 without my knowledge. I had spoken to that person on several issues related to soldiers, but I never spoke about any plot of assassination of Prime Minister. This video is doctored.”
He said that the video was taken by a constable when the ex-soldier turned down his offer to indulge in corruption through a non-profit trust Fauzi Ekta Nyay Kalyan Manch in 2017. Tej Bahadur Yadav alleged that the constable had created 30 such videos and was threatening him to give him 50 lakhs, else he would circulate the videos.
Tej Bahadur Yadav was seen consuming alchohol and smoking in the video clip that went viral. The video was posted on a Facebook page with a caption that read “Sapolo dekhlo apne daal bahadur juja ko” (Everyone see our beloved Daal Bahadur).
The ex-BSF soldier moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Election Commission on Monday. Last week Tej Bahadur Yadav’s nomination to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi against PM Modi was rejected by the Election Commission. The sacked soldier was fielded by the Samajwadi Party.
The Election Commission allegedly rejected his nomination on account of his failure to submit a certificate saying he was not sacked for corruption or disloyalty.
Tej Bahadur Yadav rose to fame with a viral video complaining about the sub-standard food given to the soldiers. He was dismissed from the army following the video clip in 2017.