27 March 2018, 11:35 AM
"It will be investigated. Be assured that actions legally and administratively befitting will be taken," Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat added on Amit Malviya tweet. Soon after the official dates were announced, Malviya deleted his tweet. As per his tweet, the voting was to be held on 12 May and counting on May 18. While he got the voting date correct, his information about the counting date was wrong.
27 March 2018, 11:33 AM
Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said that certain things may have leaked for which the Commission will take appropriate action. There was chaos at the press conference after BJP's IT Cell head Amit Malviya had put out dates of Karnataka elections on social media even before the official announcement.
27 March 2018, 11:24 AM
Karnataka elections will be held in a single phase
Issue of notification: 17 April, 2018
Last date of filing nomination: 24 April, 2018
Date of scrutiny: 25 April 2018
Last date of withdrawal of candidature: 27 April
Voting Date: 12 May
Counting date: 15 May
27 March 2018, 11:21 AM
Chaos at the EC press conference as questions being asked over how election dates have been leaked in Karnataka ahead of the official announcement.
27 March 2018, 11:19 AM
CEC appeals to media to highlight violation of model code of conduct or any wrongdoing by candidates and parties.
27 March 2018, 11:18 AM
Systematic education programme for the voters has been in place. Work has also been done to motivate people to come out and vote. Efforts are on to increase participation of voters since the last elections: EC
27 March 2018, 11:15 AM
Sealing of expenditure is Rs 28 lakh in Karnataka for political parties. The expenditure at polling booth will also be included in the expenditure of the candidates: EC
27 March 2018, 11:13 AM
Voters of weaker sections will be given full protection to ensure they are able to vote in a fair manner: EC
27 March 2018, 11:12 AM
Since there have been some offences in the last elections, CRPF will be deployed to maintain law and order across the state. It will be monitored on a regular basis: EC
27 March 2018, 11:11 AM
Model code of conduct comes into place immediately after the announcement of the poll dates. This will be applicable across the state and also for the Union government: EC
27 March 2018, 11:09 AM
Special arrangements are being made for women. 450 polling stations will be managed by women: EC
27 March 2018, 11:08 AM
Along with the EVMs, VVPATs will be used at all polling centres. Photographs of the candidates will also be attached at the EVMs so that voters do not have any confusion in voting for the candidates: EC
27 March 2018, 11:07 AM
72% population of Karnataka are eligible to vote - 4.96 crore voters. There are 224 seats in Karnataka Assembly: EC
27 March 2018, 11:06 AM
This year the theme of elections is Accessible elections. Voters will be assured at least all minimum facilities at the voting centres: Election Commission
27 March 2018, 11:01 AM
Just ahead of the announcement of the poll dates, the BJP on Tuesday hit out at Rahul Gandhi over his campaigning in Karnataka. The BJP claimed that Rahul is making dubious and opportunistic promises to fulfil anything.
The way in which @RahulGandhi is roaming around making dubious and opportunistic promises to fulfil anything and everything just to woo voters, we won't be surprised if he comes out and says,
"If voted to power, we will ban Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft"#JustRahulThings
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) March 27, 2018
27 March 2018, 10:48 AM
The BJP is already in power in 21 states:
|Andhra Pradesh||Arunachal Pradesh||Assam|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jharkhand||Madhya Pradesh|
27 March 2018, 10:40 AM
The Karnataka elections hold huge importance for both the Congress and the BJP. Neither of the two parties want to leave any stone unturned to turn the tide in its favour. Congress President Rahul Gandhi has and BJP chief Amit Shah have been campaigning vigorously across the state ahead of the elections.