Alleged Leak was Mere Speculation: EC on Outing of Karnataka Assembly Election Dates

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday pronounced a tour of Karnataka Assembly dates by some domestic celebration leaders and TV channels, even as a Chief Election Commissioner was creation a announcement, was “mere speculation” and “avoidable”.

“Alleged trickle wasn’t a trickle and was small speculation. Presentation of news object by TV channels and tweets by domestic celebration leaders per a dates, only as Commission was creation a announcement, was avoidable,” pronounced Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) O P Rawat.

BJP’s amicable media conduct Amit Malviya, even before a EC done a dates public, had tweeted that Karnataka Assembly polls would be hold on May 12 and counting for a same will take place on May 18. While Malviya was scold about a date of polling, he got a counting date wrong, that after incited out be May 15.

In his defence, Malviya had attributed a news channel as his source of information.

In his press discussion to announce a check schedule, Rawat had described a trickle as a “very serious” emanate that deserved a examine and “stringent action”.

Soon after, a EC systematic a examine into a resources that led to leaking of dates for polling and outcome of a Karnataka Assembly elections.

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