BJP's IT cell head Amit Malviya tweets Karnataka poll dates before EC announcement, faces flak

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.

Image courtesy: @rachitseth/Twitter

Image courtesy: @rachitseth/Twitter

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."

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.

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Updated Date: Mar 27, 2018 12:52:08 IST

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