With widespread violence was reported on Thursday from various districts, including Siddharthnagar, Sitapur, Gorakhpur, Sambhal during the nomination of papers for the block pramukh elections, a video of woman being manhandled has gone viral on Twitter.
In the video, a two men can be seen pulling a woman's saree while she was accompanying a candidate filing her nomination papers for block panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh.
According to a report, the woman who was attacked was a supporter of Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party
The incident took place at Lakhimpur Kheri, around 130 km from Lucknow.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav while sharing the video took a jibe at Yogi Adityanath government and said, "Power hungry, Yogi's goons".
In Sitapur, three people received bullet injuries when an independent candidate Munni Devi arrived to file her nomination in Kamlapur.
Voting will take place for 825 block pramukhs or local panchayat leaders on Saturday.
Bulandshahr police in a statement earlier in the day said that the UP polcie used minimum force to prevent possible major incident under the police station area. The police added, "both the parties involved in the tussle were dispersed so that peace and order could be maintained on the spot".