Tej Bahadur Yadav, who recently posted a series of video exposing the poor quality of food being served to soldiers in his camp, has now instantly come under the scanner of higher authorities. His wife Sharmila on Thursday alleged that her husband was being pressurised to take his complaint back.
She said to ANI that higher authorities are allegedly pressurising Yadav to take back his complaint and apologise. The BSF jawan’s viral video showed the sub-standard food served to jawans on the frontlines have sparked a nationwide outrage. He also posted another video in which visuals of a poorly baked ‘chapati’ and dal were shown, where he also said that it had “nothing except salt and turmeric”.
Tej Bahadur Yadav, who serves as a BSF jawan of the 29th battalion and is posted in Jammu and Kashmir, said that government has been providing enough essential items but it is the BSF officials who are indulged in wrong doings.
In the series of videos, Yadav was accusing the high-ranking officers repeatedly for selling the items being provided by the government to fill their pockets.
Appealing the nation, the BSF jawan, said, “How can a person like him stand in duty for 10-11 hours in harsh conditions after having a pathetic meal”. He added, “only ‘paranthas’ and a cup of tea is provided, with not a single piece of pickle or butter.”
“Dal, which is given during lunch, has only salt and turmeric (in the name of spices), with no jeera, onion, garlic or tomatoes,” said Yadav.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday ordered the Home Secretary to seek a report from the BSF over the video.