SP fields sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav from Varanasi against PM Modi
Varanasai: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday fielded Ex-BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was sacked from service after he uploaded a video in social media complaining of bad quality food being served to the forces, from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
सेना के जवान तेज़ बहादुर जी को वाराणसी से समाजवादी पार्टी का टिकट दिया गया है।
— Samajwadi Party (@samajwadiparty) April 29, 2019
Earlier, Shalini Yadav had filed her nomination from Varanasi Parliamentary constituency on SP ticket. She is the daughter-in-law of former Rajya Sabha Deputy chairperson Shyam Lal Yadav.
In 2017, Tej Bahadur had posted four videos on Facebook, complaining about the unpalatable food served to security forces serving at the border. He had also alleged that the senior officials illegally sold off the food supplies meant for the jawans.
Tej Bahadur was then serving as a BSF constable of 29 Battalion at Mandi Mandir headquarters and was posted at the administration base in Khet near Line of Control in Poonch district.
The jawan was dismissed from service by the Summary Security Force Court at Samba after he was found guilty of violating the SOP (standard operating procedure).
The charges against him included carrying two mobile phones while on active duty and posting his photographs in uniform on social media.
Varanasi will vote in the final phase of the seven-phase 2019 Lok Sabha elections on May 19.