In a surprise development in Uttar Pradesh politics, the Samajwadi Party on Monday changed its candidate in the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat and fielded ex-BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Samajwadi Party announced the candidature of Tej Bahadur Yadav, a resident of Haryana’s Rewari, who went viral a few years ago as he complained about the poor quality of food served to the personnel.
Samajwadi Party has earlier fielded Shalini Yadav but today the party changes it’s decision and chose sacked BSF trooper Yadav.
Ex-BSF Jawan told media “Today I filed the nomination papers from Varanasi as Samajwadi Party candidate.”
He said that the fight in the Varanasi is now between “a real watchman and a fake watchman”.
He said that the Aam Aadmi Party will support his candidature in the Lok Sabha polls.
Tej Bahadur Yadav had earlier announced that he will contest as an independent candidate from Varanasi.
The BSF constable was dismissed in 2017 after he posted a video on Facebook complaining about the poor quality of food provided to the security personnel. Attacking the Modi government, he said: “I was dismissed because I spoke the truth.
Varanasi goes to polls on May 19 in the final phase of the seven-stage general elections.
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