Ground Report | News Desk
Within days after announcing that he would contest against Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar from Karnal assembly constituency, former Border Security Force (BSF) trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav, formally joined the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) at New Delhi on Sunday. Yadav’s nomination papers were rejected citing technical reasons during the Lok Sabha polls — he wanted to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi.
Yadav, who shot into prominence when he shared a video of the poor quality of food being served to BSF troopers on social media in January 2017, had released yet another video last Monday in which he proclaimed that he would contest against CM Khattar.
Yadav joined JJP in the presence of former Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala. Yadav said popularity of young Chautala as well as the policies and programmes of the party was the reason why he joined JJP.