The Karnataka state Assembly polls may also have bearing on the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The EC also said that April 24 will be the last date to file nominations and April 27 will be the last date for withdrawal of candidature.
This time in Karnataka, like all other recent polls, VVPAT machines will be deployed along with EVMs.
The term of Karnataka's 224-seat assembly comes to an end on 28 May and the new government must be in place before that.
While the elections are critical for the Congress that has been wiped out from most major States it used to rule, they are also important for the BJP to make in-roads into South India, a region that has proved hard for it to foray into. The counting date turned out to be wrong as the EC announced that the votes will be counted on May 15.
"BJP becomes the "Super Election Commission" as they announce poll dates for Karnataka even before the EC".
"It is my kind submission that my tweet was in no way meant to infringe upon the constitutional mandate of the Election Commission", Malviya also said.
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