K'taka polls date leak: probe panel to submit report soon

K'taka polls date leak: probe panel to submit report soon

Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat on Tuesday said a committee probing the leak of Karnataka election dates before it was officially announced is expected to submit its report in the next couple of days.

Rawat, who was here on a private visit, said the Election Commission was being transparent on the probe and that all information regarding it is being uploaded on the poll body's official website.

"An investigation is on. It will complete in the next two days," he told reporters at the airport here.

To a question on the Union government seeking three months from the Supreme Court on the Cauvery issue citing Karnataka elections, Rawat said he has no comments to offer on the matter.

"We are not saying anything on this issue," he said.

The Election Commission had last week ordered a probe into the issue and asking the committee to submit its report within a week. The committee is also mandated to suggest steps needed to prevent any such eventuality in future.

The dates of Karnataka election were shared on the social media by BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya and others on Twitter before Rawat and other two Election Commissioners announced it officially on March 28.

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