A 23-year-old man from Madhya Pradesh‘s Tikamgarh district rejected by Indian Army for having a tattoo of PM Narendra Modi and chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on his chest. Saurabh Bilgaiyan claimed that so far he has made five attempts to join the Army, but was disqualified each time not because he lacked in any department but because of the tattoo. According to a Times of India report.
Saurabh Bilgaiyan has a tattoo ‘Jab tak sooraj chand rahega Shivraj mama aur Modi ka naam rahega’ on his chest.
Saurabh Bilgaiyan said, “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.”
Saurabh Bilgaiyan was impressed by Narendra Modi during 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He was also impressed by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan after which he got a tattoo of them in February 2014. He also 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`.”
According to revised laws of the Indian Army, tattoos only on the arms are permitted.
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