EC tells Delhi chief electoral officer to ask police to investigate fake news on Lok Sabha poll dates

  • List of dates were widely circulated on social media, claiming to be that of the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls

  • The list mentioned that the 2019 general elections will be held between 7 April and 17 May

  • It was shared by several people on Facebook and WhatsApp

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi to ask police to investigate the fake news of 2019 Lok Sabha election dates being circulated on social media and asked them to take action against unknown persons and entities under relevant laws to prevent rumour mongering.

A list of dates were widely circulated on social media a few days back, claiming to be that of the fast-approaching 2019 Lok Sabha election.

The list, shared by several people across Facebook and WhatsApp, mentioned that the 2019 general elections will be held between 7 April and 17 May.

The list which went viral on social media gave the state-wise dates. However, the names of most of the states were wrongly spelt.

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Updated Date: Jan 17, 2019 22:48:07 IST