BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur yadav who is going to fight election against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi Loksabha constituency this year, is a dismissed BSF jawan. He was dismissed from BSF on a viral video which was posted on facebook. In videos uploaded on Facebook, the jawan claimed that while government procures essentials for them, the higher-ups and officers “sell it off” in an “illegal” manner in the market. He claimed, “We go to sleep on empty stomach”.
After that MHA had conducted an inquiry on Tej Bahadur Yadav and found that Tej Bahadur Yadav was alleging the false things to defame the BSF. According to MHA officials, Around 17 percent of Facebook friends of BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav were from Pakistan raising alarm in the security establishment of the country.
“A scrutiny of Tej Bahadur Yadav’s account showed that 17% of his Facebook friends are from across the border. And who knows how many of them are connected with Pakistani spy agency ISI. We also found that in all 39 fake Facebook accounts in his name are in circulation now and they are keeping the whole controversy alive,” said a senior home ministry official.
A senior BSF official said Yadav has more than 3,000 Facebook friends and around 500 among them are from Pakistan.
BSF also inquired the fake Facebook accounts that helped to promote Tej Bahadur Yadav’s videos. Tej Bahadur used a Facebook account in the name of Rohit to post videos and all the videos were shared by many pakistani accounts which helped Tej Bahadur Yadav’s videos to go viral.
In four different videos released online, constable Tej Bahadur Yadav of BSF’s 29th battalion talked about the condition of BSF soldiers and conditions of food.