Kanpur: BJP leader Suresh Awasthi on Monday threatened a circle officer in Kanpur saying he is on the BJP leader’s “hit list,” as polling was underway in the city.
In a video of the incident that has now gone viral, Awasthi can be heard threatening the circle officer, saying “will see you tomorrow, you are on my hit list.” He was also heard warning the officer not to make eye contact with him.
The officer retorted to the threat by telling Awasthi to do whatever he wants.
Mayor Pramila Pandey and some other BJP leaders were present during the incident. Pandey was seen making efforts to resolve the fight, while Awasthi was heard saying “he (circle officer) is a wicked person”.
#WATCH BJP leader Suresh Awasthi threatens Circle Officer in Kanpur after an argument over a polling agent, says 'I will see you tomorrow, you are on my hit list'. Mayor Pramila Pandey was also present. A case has been registered against Awasthi pic.twitter.com/3wE5uawQ33
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In Uttar Pradesh, 13 Lok Sabha seats – Kanpur, Unnao, Farukkhabad, Etawah, Kannauj, Akbarpur, Jalaun, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Hardoi, Misrikh, Jhansi, and Hamirpur – went to polls on Monday in the fourth phase of the general elections.
Results of the seven-phase elections will be declared on May 23.