Rijiju said on the sidelines of DigiDhan Mela in Guwahati that the government is not going to make any compromise on quality of food served to the jawans. In the same breath, he also cautioned against making an issue out of the video, purportedly posted in social media by an aggrieved BSF jawan+ , which showed poor living condition of the personnel.
"We have received the interim report, but we do not want to comment on this at the moment. We will wait till the final report. Officers in the rank of a brigadier and an IGP are inquiring into the matter. We have already taken a serious note on this. So my appeal is that we should not make a big issue out of the video, which is still not verified," Rijiju said. He added that the video posted by the jawan is yet to be verified.
The junior home minister said that dietitians were sent to border posts to ascertain whether foods are served to the jawans as per the norms.
"I want to make it very clear that quality of diets for the jawans is of paramount importance to us, and we are not going to make any compromise on it," Rijiju added.
The minister had earlier said that welfare of jawans guarding the border+ is of top priority for the government.
The video by Tej Bahadur Yadav of the BSF's 29th battalion in social media, which went viral, depicted the pathetic condition+ of jawans posted along the LoC including poor quality of food served to them.