An electoral candidate in Indian Punjab on Thursday broke down in an interview after he received only five votes when “there are nine members in his own family”.

According to reports, Neetu Shuttern Wala, who hails from Jalandhar, stood independently in the recently held general polls.

When he was being interviewed, he started crying before the camera not because of the alleged five votes, but because there are nine people in his own family.


The interview clip went viral, with some calling it the “biggest election story” of the day.


“Sir there are nine votes from my family, but I have only received five,” he can be heard as telling the reporter in the viral video. When asked if his family hadn’t voted for him, he replied, “No sir, they have been dishonest in voting.”

Meanwhile, Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clinched its second consecutive term after receiving a huge mandate in the election.

Far from falling behind its 2014 score of 282, which was a historic record at the time, BJP succeeded in climbing a new summit of 300 seats in the lower house of the Indian parliament.