23-year-old rejected by Indian Army `because he has a Modi tattoo on his chest`
Impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Saurabh Bilgaiyan got a line tattooed on his chest in February 2014.
Bhopal: A youth from Tikamgarh district has alleged that the Indian Army disqualified him just because he had a tattoo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on his chest.
Saurabh Bilgaiyan, 23, now wants to meet the PM and the CM to know why he was rejected.
Impressed by Modi and Chouhan, Bilgaiyan got a line tattooed on his chest in February 2014 which read: "Jab tak sooraj chand rahega Shivraj mama aur Modi ka naam rahega".
The Class 10 pass-out told The Times of India, "Not once, but five times I attempted to join the Army, but in vain".
"In 2014, I went to Karadi near Pune in Maharashtra to join the Army when I was first disqualified. Later, I went to Anuppur and Guna Army camps for recruitment. But every time the same story was repeated."
Bilgaiyan said after he cleared 16-km run, he was asked to take off his shirt for measurement of his chest. When they would see a two-line tattoo, I was shown the door, said the youth.
He further said: “I have tried to meet the chief minister many times. I also requested MLAs and ministers to show me some way to meet the chief minister, but I did not succeed...I just want to ask one question, `What was there in these names that led to disqualification`."