BJP IT cell head tweet puts BJP-Election Commission nexus under suspicion

New Delhi, March 27, 2018 (TMC Desk) BJP-Election Commission nexus has literally come under suspicion when BJP Information Technology cell head Amit Malviya shared the dates of assembly elections in Karnataka on Twitter even before those were announced by the Election Commission.

Malviya who leads the Information Technology cell of the BJP took to Twitter to share details of the assembly elections in Karnataka before their announcement by the Chief Election Commissioner of India, Om Prakash Rawat sparked controversy. After criticism started, he deleted the tweet however it was already shared and retweeted by many and became viral.

To questions from reporters about the polling date being leaked even before the official announcement, CEC Rawat said the poll panel will investigate the matter and take stringent legal and administrative action.

The CEC, however, said that Malviya got the counting date wrong as the single-phase Karnataka Assembly elections will be held on May 12 and the results will be declared on May 15.

Reacting to this, Surjewala tweeted “BJP becomes the ‘Super Election Commission’ as they announce poll dates for Karnataka even before the EC. Credibility of EC is on test. Will EC now issue notice to BJP President, Amit Shah & register an FIR against BJP IT Head for leaking EC’s confidential information?”

The Karnataka Assembly polls will be held on May 12 and the votes will be counted on May 15, the Election Commission has announced. There will be a single phase election for the 224-member assembly, like the last time.


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