In a controversial turn of events, a BJP leader was caught on camera threatening a police officer during voting in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur on Monday. Suresh Awasthi, the BJP leader, is apparently seen telling the police officer that he was on his "hit list".
The video that has been widely circulated sees the BJP leader threatening the circle officer, saying "will see you tomorrow, you are on my hit list".
He is also heard warning the officer not to look him in the eye to which the officer responded saying "do whatever you want.”
A case has been registered against Awasthi
Mayor Pramila Pandey and some other BJP leaders were also present during the incident as she is seen making efforts to resolve the fight, while Mr. Awasthi was heard saying "he (officer) is a wicked person".
In the fourth phase of Elections, Uttar Pradesh’s 13 Lok Sabha seats - Kanpur, Unnao, Farukkhabad, Etawah, Kannauj, Akbarpur, Jalaun, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Hardoi, Misrikh, Jhansi, and Hamirpur - went to polls on Monday.
Results of the seven-phase elections will be declared on May 23.