Bulandshahr, April 18: A Dalit voter in Uttar Pradesh chopped off his finger after he voted for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) instead of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) by mistake. The bizarre incident took place in Shikarpur area of Bulandshahr on Thursday when the second phase of voting was underway earlier in the day. Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Phase 2 Voting Ends, 58.12 Percent Voting Registered.
The man allegedly chopped off his finger after he clicked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) button instead of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) symbol.
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Dalit man in a Bulandshahr village chops off his own finger that "mistakenly pressed BJP button on EVM instead of BSP" @Mayawati @BJP4India #2ndPhase #LokSabhaElections2019 #Poll pic.twitter.com/lUEWcpwOVK
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In Bulandshahr Lok Sabha constituency, the contest is between the sitting BJP MP Bhola Singh and SP-BSP-RLD alliance (Mahagathbandhan) candidate Yogesh Verma.
The man who chopped off his finger has been identified as Pawan Kumar. The 25-year-old Kumar is a resident of Abdullapur Hulasan village in Shikarpur area of the constituency.
The family of Kumar said that he had gone to vote for BSP but was upset because he ended up voting for the BJP. Miffed by the mistake, Kumar took a chopper and chopped off his finger. Kumar also released a video of the incident and uploaded it on Twitter.