EC bars exit polls from February 4 to March 8

New Delhi, January 30, 2017: In a yet another bid to convene unbiased and fair election process in the five poll-bound states, the Election Commission have banned exit polls between February 4 and March 8.

The ban is extended to the Amritsar Lok Sabha by-poll. The poll panel has cited provisions of section 126 A, of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The spokesman of the Election Commission of India on Sunday said, “Exit polls cannot be conducted and publicized by means of print and electronic media or dissemination in any other manner starting from February 4, 2017, at 7 am on March 8, 2017, at 5.30 pm.”

He further added that any kind of presentation of election matter, including results of “opinion poll” or “poll survey” in any form of media is prohibited during the period of 48 hours, including the hour fixed for conclusion of poll in each of the phases in connection with the elections.

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