Published On : Tue, Mar 27th, 2018

Before EC, BJP IT Cell Head announce Karnataka Election Date, EC says will probe date ‘leak’

New Delhi: Controversy has surrounded the Karnataka election date announcement after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s IT cell head Amit Malviya tweeted a set of poll dates even before the EC made its announcement.

“Karnataka will vote on 12May2018, counting on 18May2018,” Malviya said in his now-deleted tweet, later claiming that his information was coming from a TV news channel. He later deleted the tweet, which ultimately had the incorrect dates.

CEC OP Rawat was asked about Malviya’s tweet during the Election Commission’s press conference. Rawat said the Election Commission will look into the issue and take “appropriate action” before adding “they were wrong” after it turned out that the dates tweeted out by Malviya weren’t entirely correct.