On Tuesday, Before the Election Commission announced the dates for the Karnataka Assembly Elections, a controversy exploded over a post by BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya on Twitter. Before Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat declared the dates, Malviya tweeted that the polling will be held on May 12 and the results would be declared on May 18.
Disturbing the press conference by the Chief Election Commissioner, reporters asked Rawat as to how Malviya announced the voting and counting dates even before the EC made the official announcement. Taking cognition of the same, to this Rawat replied it “as a serious issue”, and assured that action would be taken if the body finds any wrongdoing. He, however, went on to declare the dates.