Sacked BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav, who unsuccessfully contested the Haryana Assembly polls against Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, resigned from the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), saying its chief Dushyant Chautala betrayed the electors by extending support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
"The JJP contested the elections against the BJP and it won 10 seats. Dushyant who criticised the BJP during the elections has now cheated the people of Haryana by joining hands with the BJP," Yadav said, citing the reason for resigning from the JJP.
Khattar won from Karnal by defeating Congress candidate Tarlochan Singh with 45,188 votes. Yadav finished third with 3,175 votes.
The JJP, which won 10 seats in the Haryana Assembly elections, has extended support to the BJP after it failed to cross the majority mark.
In another controversy reported earlier, a sensationalising and undated video of Yadav had surfaced, purportedly showing him saying that if anyone paid him Rs 50 crore, he would kill Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi within 72 hours of being handed over the sum. The video, which was reportedly unauthenticated, of the dismissed Border Security Force (BSF) jawan had since gone viral.
Yadav was dismissed from the BSF in 2017 after he posted a video complaining about the quality of food.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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