A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suresh Awasthi was caught on camera threatening a Circle Officer in Kanpur after an argument over a polling agent. In a video released by ANI late Monday, Awasthi is seen saying, “I will see you tomorrow, you are on my hit list”.
In the one-minute video clip, Awasthi and Circle Officer are seen in a verbal spat while Kanpur’s Mayor Pramila Pandey, present at the scene, attempts to cool down the argument. Before that, Pandey and Circle Officer were seen having a discussion when Awasthi comes from behind and begins shouting and threatening the officer.
#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
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 29, 2019
A case has been registered against Awasthi.
A total of 13 Lok Sabha seats — Kanpur, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Hardoi, Misrikh, Unnao, Farukkhabad, Etawah, Kannauj, Akbarpur, Jalaun, Jhansi and Hamirpur – in Uttar Pradesh went to polls on Monday in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.