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ECI prohibits publishing of exit poll

By EMN Updated: Apr 09, 2024 8:40 pm

DIMAPUR —In exercise of the powers under sub-Section (1) of Section 126A of the Representation of People Act, 1951, the Election Commission of India (ECI), having regard to the provisions of sub-Section (2) of the said Section, has prohibited publishing results of exit poll by means of print or electronic media in connection with the current general election to Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies between the period from 7 am on April 19 and 6:30 pm on June 1.

The general elections to Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim and bye-election to 25 Assembly Constituencies in 12 states would be held simultaneously.

It further clarified that under Section 126  of the RP Act, 1951, displaying any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, would be prohibited during the period of 48 hours ending with the hours fixed for the conclusion of the poll in connection with the aforesaid general elections and bye-elections.

By EMN Updated: Apr 09, 2024 8:40:10 pm
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