Video: BSF jawan's voice against bad food reaches Government of India, action initiated
New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh has sought a detailed report from the home secretary over a video that show BSF jawans being served a substandard food for doing rigorous duty.
"I have seen a video regarding a BSF jawan's plight. I have asked the home secretary to immediately seek a report from the BSF and take appropriate action," Rajnath wrote in a tweet.
I have seen a video regarding a BSF jawan's plight. I have asked the HS to immediately seek a report from the BSF & take appropriate action.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 9, 2017
A video by Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav came up with major shares on the social media platforms after he revealed ground situation of the food being served to Indian soldiers.
"We only get a parantha and tea as breakfast and this is without any pickle or vegetables... we slog for 11 hours and must stand throughout the duty hours. For lunch, we get dal which only has haldi (turmeric) and salt, with roti. This is the quality of the food we get ... how can a jawan do his duty?" said the constable.
He also shared two other videos to claim the hard situation of soldiers deployed near border.
Reacting sharply on the matter, BSF took cognisance of the video and tweeted that an inquiry has been ordered.
"BSF is highly sensitive to the welfare of its troops. Individual aberrations, if any, are enquired into. A senior officer has already reached the location," the force's official Twitter handle posted.