Assembly poll date leak

29 March, 2018, 02:40 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Amit Malviya's poll date tweet wrong, based on news channel report: BJP to EC

"After few minutes we took the same news". Media reports said the Assembly polls in the southern state would be held on May 12 and counting of votes would be done on May 15. Elections to three northeastern states were held last month. The term of the current Assembly ends May 28.

The Election Commission just set the ball rolling for Karnataka assembly elections by announcing election dates in May. The date of scrutiny for nomination will be April 25. The scrutiny of the nominations will take place on April 25 and the last day for withdrawal is April 27.

Karnataka will soon be facing the assembly elections.

The EC committee is still examining if there was an institutional failure that may have led to the leak. After the meeting Naqvi said Malviya had gotten information from at TV channel.

Suvarna News in a letter to the EC on Wednesday said: "The news you are referring about was first broken by Times Now". It had no intention to undermine the stature of the EC. While BJP is claiming to reclaim the power again this time, the Siddramiah government is also pretty confident about their win. However, as he announced the dates at a press conference, it turned out that the date of polling - May 12 - was the same as tweeted by Malviya. "Now, who is putting EC's credibility at stake?"

There are 4.96 crore eligible voters (about 90 lakh added to draft electoral roll) in the State.


The number of polling stations has also increased from 52,034 to 56,696 from 2013 to 2018.

For persons with disability, complete mapping of voters and their requirements and making available all required facilities including wheel chair booking would done, they said. The poll panel will need the home ministry to escalate this request to the federal investigative agency. In his four years as Congress vice president, his leadership skills were questioned as the party lost many states.

In another tweet, Ramya said this was not the first time Shah had expressed such feelings towards Yeddyurappa. And that entails not so much proffering traditional sops and Band Aids as coming up with a comprehensive solution for agrarian problems, not to mention a strategy to shore up Karnataka's flagging IT competitiveness.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered a major political embarrassment on Tuesday in the run-up to the Karnataka elections after the influential Murugha Matha (or mutt) told party president Amit Shah that it was against the BJP's plans to unite Lingayat religious institutions against the ruling Congress.

"The JD-S is very clear in the matter (over alliance with other parties) that it wants to maintain equidistance from both the BJP and Congress", Babu said. The Election Commission, later in the day, set up a committee of senior officials to probe the leak of the poll schedule. The BJP is making a concerted bid to unseat the Congress.

The BJP had declared Yeddyaurappa as its chief ministerial candidate for the assembly poll, while the ruling Congress high command made a decision to contest under the party's collective leadership.

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