Karanataka elections date announced: Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 dates have been announced by the Election Commission of India.
Karnataka elections date announced: Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 dates have been announced by the Election Commission of India. Addressing media, Chief Electoral Commissioner O P Rawat announced dates of elections, date of counting and dates of the result. Three mainstream parties: Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Janata Dal Secular (JDS) are contesting the elections. The BJP campaign is led by former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, while sitting chief minister, K Siddaramaiah, is anchoring Congress’ campaign. Here is all you need to know:
Karnataka elections dates 2018
Karnataka elections date of voting: 12 May – Single phase elections
Karnataka elections date of counting: 15 May
Karnataka elections date of Notification: 17th April
Karnataka elections date of Scrutiny: 25 April
Karnataka elections date of Nomination: 24 April
Karnataka elections date of Withdrawal: 27 April
Karnataka elections – other important aspects:
– Model Code of Conduct has come into effect from now. The MCC applicable to the Union Government. Further inputs are awaited. The copy will be updated soon.
– All electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be linked to Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.
Poll body’s conference was shadowed by a controversy with BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya tweeting the election date minutes before the official announcement. Later, Malviya deleted the tweet and clarified that it was based on report by a TV news channels.The saffron party, along with a delegation, reached election commission office and briefed it about the issue.
Writing a letter to the EC, BJP IT cell chief said that an English news channel had reported the poll date at 11.06 AM and he tweeted about it at 11.08 AM. Malviya also claimed that a Karnataka Congress functionary also tweeted about the poll dates exactly at the same time. The BJP official also submitted screen shots of the news channel report.
Both the BJP and Congress functionaries had tweeted that the polls would be held on May 12 and the counting of votes would be held on May 18. However, the EC announced results to be announced on May 15.