ECI imposes ban on Exit Polls for ‘Battle Jharkhand’

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By Our Correspondent

NEW DELHI/RANCHI: The Election Commission of India on Thursday imposed a ban on exit polls for Jharkhand Assembly polls. The ECI in exercise of the powers under sub-section (1)of Section 126A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 has notified the period between 7.00 A.M. on 30th November, 2019 (Saturday) and 5.30 P.M. on 20th December, 2019 (Friday) as the period during which conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing the result of exit poll by means of the print or electronic media or in any other manner shall be prohibited in the ongoing General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand, 2019.

Further, under Section 126(1)(b) of the Representation of the People 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 hour fixed for conclusion of poll in the respective polling areas in each phase of the aforesaid General election.

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