BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya leaked Karnataka poll dates, EC to probe the matter
The Chief Election Commissioner, O P Rawat said that he would look into allegations of the Karnataka election dates being leaked before the commission announced it. Journalists assembled at the press conference questioned how the BJP's IT Cell chief Amit Malviya had posted the dates on his Twitter handle before the Election Commission had announced it. Rawat said that this matter would be investigated and strict action would be taken. Before the ECI could announce the dates, Malviya had posted on his Twitter handle that the Karnataka elections would be held on May 12 and the counting on May 18. However the ECI post the announced said that the counting would be held on May 15.