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Election Commission of India Bans Exit Polls in Assam

ECI bans exit polls
Election Commission of India puts ban on exit polls in Assam Assembly election Image source: Internet

Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned the conduct of any exit poll and publicizing their results through any form of media.
The ban on the conduct of exit polls is from the period of March 27 to April 29.

Media Cell of the Chief Electoral Officer(Assam), during a press release, informed that ECI has also prohibited the display of any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other survey, in any electronic media. This prohibition is during the period of 48 hours ending with the hours fixed for the conclusion of poll in the respective polling areas in connection with the elections.

“Election Commission of India, under the provision of Sub-Section (1) of Section 126A of the Representation of People Act, 1951 having regard to the provisions of Sub-Section-(2) of the said Act notifies the period between 7:00 am on 27th March 2021 (Saturday) to 7:30 pm on 29th April 2021 (Thursday) as the period wherein conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing by means of the print or electronic media or dissemination in any other manner whatsoever, the result of any exit poll in connection with the General Election to the Assam Legislative Assembly-2021, shall be prohibited.” the press release by Media Cell, CEO (Assam) stated.

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