K'taka govt trying to divide Hindus with Lingayat card: Amit Shah

28 March, 2018, 01:58 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Karnataka Congress screening committee meeting underway

Reacting to Shah's slip of tongue during a press conference in Karnataka on Tuesday, Gandhi said, "Now that the BJP IT cell has announced Karnataka elections, time for a sneak preview of our top secret campaign video!"

NDTV anchor Nidhi Razdan also tweeted, "Why have you deleted your original tweet announcing the election date before the EC?"

The BJP had become the super election commission as it announced poll dates for Karnataka even before the EC, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted. The pre-poll survey conducted between March 1 and 25 across 154 assembly constituencies states that the Congress would improve its vote share by 9 per cent and end up with 46 per cent of the vote share. When Rawat's attention was drawn towards the tweet, he described it as a "very serious issue".

However, he got the counting date wrong, which the EC says is May 15.

The report has to be submitted in seven days by the probe panel in connection with the matter.


The results will be out my may 15...

Malviya's tweet was followed by the Congress Party's social media officer for Karnataka, Srivats, who also tweeted the dates ahead of the EC's announcement.

Shah quickly corrected himself when BJP MP Prahlad Joshi seated next to him audibly whispered "Siddaramaiah", the name of the incumbent chief minister belonging to the Congress party.

BJP IT Cell Head tweeted all about Malaviya stated that few things from election commission might be got leaked and appropriate action is going to be taking. "The Committee set up by the Commission has already sought information from the concerned media organizations and individuals", said the EC. The development led to many raise questions over the credibility of the Election Commission. Half an hour later, the Election Commission announced that the state will vote on May 12th, while the counting will be on May 15th.

He said the first level check of EVMs and VVPATs has been completed in the presence of representatives of political parties. While the allegations have given the Congress campaign ammunition, the BJP has not held back, with party chief Amit Shah saying the Siddaramaiah government was the "most corrupt" in the country.

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