BSP supporter chops off finger after mistakenly voting for BJP

A staunch supporter of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chopped off his finger after he “erroneously voted” for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.

Pawan Kumar told news agency ANI that he accidentally pressed the button of BJP’s lotus instead of BSP’s elephant on the EVM. “I accidentally pressed the button having Lotus symbol instead of an elephant. I chopped my finger for the mistake,” he said.

Kumar, who hails from Abdullapur Hulasan village in Shikarpur area in Uttar Pradesh, voted for BJP sitting MP Bhola Singh instead of Yogesh Verma, the candidate fielded by the alliance of the Samajwadi Party, BSP, and Rashtriya Janata Dal.