BJP's IT cell head Amit Malviya tweets Karnataka poll dates before EC announcement, faces flak
Amit Malviya landed BJP in a controversy when he tweeted about the dates of the Karnataka Assembly election before the Election Commission announced it.
BJP's national Information and Technology cell head Amit Malviya landed the saffron party in a controversy on Tuesday when he tweeted about the dates of the Karnataka Assembly election before the Election Commission announced it through a press conference.
Even though Malviya seems to have deleted the tweet now, journalists questioned Malviya on how he got to know about the Karnataka poll dates before the Election Commission announced them.
Malviya has now deleted the original tweet in which he had posted the dates.
When Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat was questioned on this issue, ANI quoted him as saying,"It will be investigated. Be assured that actions legally and administratively befitting will be taken."
Certain things may have leaked for which Election Commission will take appropriate action: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on the question how BJP's IT Cell head Amit Malviya had put dates of Karnataka elections on social media pic.twitter.com/pRHTMBvOfN
— ANI (@ANI) March 27, 2018
The Karnataka Assembly election will be held in a single phase on 12 May and the counting of votes will take place on 15 May.
The issue of notification will begin on 17 April and the last date of nomination is 24 April. The last date for the withdrawal of candidates is 27 April.
BJP District President Uttamaramaswamy was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly making derogatory remarks and using abusive language against A Raja.
The YSR Congress Party, while addressing the allegation in its latest submission to ECI, has mentioned that they have launched an internal inquiry on the matter
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey are on a three-day visit to Himachal Pradesh beginning Thursday. They will meet top state government officials to review poll preparations for next year