This Article is From Apr 30, 2019

Elections 2019 - "You're On My Hit List": Case Against BJP Leader For Threatening UP Cop

Election 2019: The Kanpur circle officer retorted to the threat by telling the BJP leader to do whatever he wanted.

BJP leader Suresh Awasthi threatened a circle officer in Kanpur.


A BJP leader has been caught on camera threatening a police officer during voting in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur on Monday. Suresh Awasthi, the BJP leader, is seen telling the police officer that he was on his "hit list". 

A case has been filed against the BJP leader for threatening the police.

In a video that has been widely circulated, the BJP leader can be heard threatening the circle officer, saying "will see you tomorrow, you are on my hit list". 

Mr Awasthi is also heard warning the officer not to look him in the eye. The officer responded to the threat by telling the BJP leader "to do whatever he wants".

It all started when a polling agent, of the BJP, was sitting at the wrong place inside a polling booth in Kanpur. When the police officer asked the agent to move, the BJP leader got involved and threatened the officer.

Mayor Pramila Pandey and some other BJP leaders were present during the incident. The mayor was seen making efforts to resolve the fight, while Mr Awasthi was heard saying "he (officer) is a wicked person". 

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.

(With inputs from ANI)