Poll date leak: Report expected in 2 days

Poll date leak: Probe panel to submit its report in two days

CHENNAI: Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat on Tuesday said the committee probing the leak of Karnataka Assembly 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 transparent on the probe and that all information regarding it is being uploaded on the poll body's official website.

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

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To a question on the Union Government seeking three months from the Supreme Court on the Cauvery issue citing Karnataka Legislative Assembly 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, 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 Assembly elections were shared on the social media by BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya and others on Twitter before Rawat and two Election Commissioners announced it officially on March 28.
The state goes to polls on May 12 and the votes will be counted on May 15.

 

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