Times Now responds to Election Commission on leaks of Karnataka Election dates

The Election Commission has set up a committee [ pdf ] to probe in the leak of dates of Karnataka assembly elections prior to the CEC’s announcement. Times Now had flashed the election date as May 12 and counting date and May 18. This was partially correct information as the counting date was May 15.

Times Now had got the date of election accurately. The news was Tweeted by media cell members of both BJP and Congress though, BJP’s Amit Malviya was singled out for most of the criticism.

Amidst the ruckus created in political circles over leak of Karnataka assembly election dates, the channel which beamed the dates on its screens has escaped serious scrutiny. In a short reply [ pdf ] to the Election commission, the channel has said that the information beamed by it was not a leak as it was not accurate.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

The editor-in-chief of Times Now, Rahul Shivshankar wrote :

Apropos letter ref no 193/6/2/2018. TIMES NOW news channel accessed the details from informed sources. Given that the information wasn’t entirely accurate it is obvious it wasn’t a leak.

 

Times Now letter to Election Commission

Meanwhile, the Congress spokesperson has continued to malign the activities of the Election Commission by questioning the credibility of the commission for allegedly explaining BJP’s version.

It remains to be seen as to what findings will emerge from the election commissions committee and how political parties will respond to the outcome of the investigation.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

NDTV suspends Deputy News Editor for celebrating Pulwama terror attack, may take further action

NDTV Deputy News Editor Nidhi Sethi suspended by the channel for her Facebook comment celebrating the Pulwama attack

Dear Gujarat Samachar editor, how do you live with yourself?

Gujarati daily's insensitive headline over Pulwama attack has got readers upset

Pakistan funded Islamic terrorist blows up 300 kgs of IED, actor brings ‘Hindu right wing’ argument to shield Pakistan

Jaaved Jaaferi refuses to hold Pakistan accountable for the attack, instead equates Hindus with Jaish Terrorists.

Congress IT Cell head shares NDTV’s half truth to discredit Vande Bharat Express, insensitively drags Pulwama terror attack

In a rush to discredit the success of India's fastest train 'Vande Bharat Express', Congress' Divya Spandana not only resorted to propagating fake news but also went on to pass some insensitive statements regarding the recent Pulwama terror attack

Congress supporting abusive troll claims Pulwama was an inside job by India

Sanjukta Basu is a very vocal Modi-hater and a bigot masquerading as a liberal feminist.

Delhi’s education minister deletes tweet after being educated about electricity supply to Pakistan by Adani

Sisodia, without apologising or issuing a clarification, chose to quietly delete the tweet after being called out

27 Revolutionary Guards killed by Pakistan supported terrorists: Iranian general warns Pakistan to act or face consequences

With Iran threatening retaliation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Indians that there will be consequences, the signs appear to be ominous for Pakistan.

Assam: Assistant Professor at Icon Commerce College, Guwahati, suspended over objectionable Facebook post on Pulwama terror attack

Assam Police too has taken cognizance of a tweet that reported an objectionable post by Papri Banerjee who is an Assistant Professor of English at Icon Commerce College, Guwahati, Assam.
Congress mouthpiece National Herald whitewashes Pulwama terrorist Adil Ahmed Dar

More stories about terrorist and his family than martyrs – what does it tell about the media?

The English language Indian media has focused more on ‘human stories’ about the terrorist than about the Pulwama martyrs.

Pulwama attack: Foreseeing strong and fast reaction from India, Pakistan relocates its terrorists nearer to Pak army camps

As per the report, Pakistan has not even vacated the winter posts along the LoC which it usually does.

Latest articles

Connect with us

136,995FansLike
109,823FollowersFollow
22,948SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these