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    Lok Sabha Elections 2019: "Will contest against PM Narendra Modi from Varanasi," says sacked BSF soldier

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019: "Will contest against PM Narendra Modi from Varanasi," says sacked BSF soldier

    Lok Sabha Elections 2019: "Will contest against PM Narendra Modi from Varanasi," says sacked BSF soldier
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    By PTI  IST (Updated)

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    Yadav said he wanted to contest the elections to eliminate corruption in the armed forces.

    A Border Security Force soldier who was dismissed from service in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the food served to the troop said he would take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
    "I will contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi constituency as an independent candidate," Tej Bahadur Yadav told reporters in Rewari, Haryana on Friday.
    Yadav said he wanted to contest the elections to eliminate corruption in the armed forces. "I had raised the issue of corruption but I was sacked. My first objective will be to strengthen and eliminate corruption in the forces," he said.
    Yadav had uploaded a video on social media in 2017, complaining that poor quality food was being served to troops in the icy, mountainous region along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
    He was later dismissed on charges of indiscipline.
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