New Delhi: Ex-BSF personnel Tej Bahadur Yadav, who achieved viral fame after uploading a video about the quality of food served to forces, said he will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi. If the ex-BSF jawan contests, he will face PM Narendra Modi who will also fight the election from the holy town in Uttar Pradesh.
Yadav reportedly said he was approached by many parties to fight the election but decided to contest as an independent candidate.
Tej Bahadur Yadav, a resident of Rewari in Haryana, told an Indian daily that he is not fighting the election to win but to highlight how this “government failed the forces, especially paramilitary forces”.
Yadav was sacked from the Border Security Force (BSF) for indiscipline after his video went viral on social media.
He challenged the decision in a court. “The government could have checked my complaint instead it chose to muffle my voice which shows there is widespread corruption in the forces,”.
Yadav said he will leave for Varanasi soon and start campaigning with the help of ex-servicemen and farmers.