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Indian soldier who complained about army’s food announces election run

Says Modi has done nothing for soldiers

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 30, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Mar 30, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Says Modi has done nothing for soldiers

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Tej Bahadur Yadav, the Indian soldier who was sacked from service after he uploaded a video complaining of bad quality food being served to the armed forces, announced that he will contest the upcoming election against Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh.

According to the Hindustan Times, Yadav will contest the election as an independent candidate. The former Indian soldier claimed that he was approached by several political parties but he chose to contest independently.

He said that Indian PM Modi seeks votes in the name of soldiers but has done nothing for them. “My motive is not to win or lose. It is to highlight how this government has failed the forces, especially paramilitary forces.”

The elections in India will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19.

Yadav was dismissed from BSF in 2017 after he took to social media to complain about the quality of food being served to the forces in Indian-administered Kashmir.

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  1. Ghanshyam Singh Katoch  March 31, 2019 6:35 am/ Reply

    The man was not from the Army. He was from the BSF. Using the word “soldier” which is universally acknowledged as being from the the nation’s Army conveyed the wrong picture.

    • Abdul Qayyum  March 31, 2019 7:55 pm/ Reply

      BSF is first resort, whatever happens they are on the front to save you all.

  2. A Flawed Human Being  March 31, 2019 6:21 pm/ Reply

    you don’t want to link this soldier to Indian army means you don’t consider BSF as part of army? BSF is the most important pillar for Indian security because they’re on the borders acting as the first wall against any violation..
    And mistreatment of BSF by government was exposed by these few jawans but ground reality check is that Indian army soldiers have been mistreated and are extremely de motivated bcoz of poor/no facilities..!

  3. Ali  March 31, 2019 9:05 pm/ Reply

    Singh sab tusi kadi azaadi nhi lyni ghulam ban k geo.

  4. khalida  April 1, 2019 6:13 am/ Reply

    OK imagine it’s not army. It’s mean give good food to army not to the others. You think others not humans being

  5. Bhatti  April 1, 2019 12:56 pm/ Reply

    Sing saheb…..Pera military forces and regular army food,uniform,and other all utility are same all over the world.Same ration scale same uniform scale and other all benifits.Peramilitary forces are are first defence line of any cointry due to that it is more essential

  6. John  April 3, 2019 9:57 am/ Reply

    It’s the duty of central government irrespective of which party is in centre, to take good care of army men. Also the same Tej Bahadhur Yadav had said in the interview with Hindustan times that though gov provides good essentials higher officials sells it off and provides low quality food to soldiers. It’s responsibility of the army higher officials too and not just government. As citizens of this country each one of us should fight against corruption it’s not just blaming political parties.

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