Karnataka poll date leak: BJP is ‘Super Election Commission’, says Congress


New Delhi, March 27: The Congress on Tuesday termed the Bharatiya Janata Party as ‘Super Election Commission’ following Karnataka poll date leak fiasco.

Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said:” BJP becomes the ‘Super Election Commission’ as they announce poll dates for Karnataka even before the EC”.

Singh also said the credibility of the poll panel is on the test and asked “Will EC now issue a notice to BJP President, Amit Shah & register an FIR against BJP IT Head for leaking EC’s confidential information?

The BJP IT cell head Amit Malvi had tweeted while the press conference was underway, but the poll schedule hadn’t been announced.

Reacting to this, the Chief Election Commissioner said an investigation into the incident will be held and a strict action will be taken accordingly.

“It will be investigated. Be assured that actions legally and administratively befitting will be taken”, Rawat told media.

The election for the 224-member Karnataka Assembly is scheduled to be held on May 12, 2018 and counting of votes will take place on 15 May, 2018.

However, shortly after Malviya’s tweet sparked for announcing the Karnataka Assembly Elections even before the Election Commission, a delegation led by Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi met the poll panel officials and justified their stand.


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