Bulandshahr: Man chops off finger after inadvertently voting for BJP

Pawan Kumar, in a video clip that has gone viral on social media, can be heard saying that he got confused with too many symbols on the voting machine and pressed the wrong button on Thursday.

Bulandshahr Man chops off finger after inadvertently voting for BJP
Pawan Kumar
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 19 Apr 2019 04:15 PM
Lucknow: Regretting the fact that he voted for Bharatiya Janata Party in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections, a man chopped off his index finger for the "mistake". Pawan Kumar, who belongs to the Schedule Caste, inadvertently cast his vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr but cut off his finger later to vent his anger.

Pawan Kumar, in a video clip that has gone viral on social media, can be heard saying that he got confused with too many symbols on the voting machine and pressed the wrong button on Thursday.


"I wanted to vote for the elephant, but I voted for the flower by mistake," he said in the video.

Kumar had gone to vote in the Shikarpur area in Bulandshahr and cast his vote for BJP's Bhola Singh instead of the Bahujan Samj Party's Yogesh Varma, reported news agency IANS.

Kumar said it was his duty to vote for the elephant (the BSP symbol). He added that the ink mark on his index finger reminded him of his mistake for which he chopped it off.

In Bulandshahr, Bhola Singh (BJP), Yogesh Verma (BSP) and Banshi Singh (Congress) are in a triangular fight. Results of the Lok Sabha polls will be declared on May 23.

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