EC Bans Exit Polls For Lok Sabha Bypolls in Kashmir



EC Bans Exit Polls For Lok Sabha Bypolls in Kashmir
By: Ritika shree
01 Apr 2017


Jammu: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday banned exit polls between April 9 and April 16 when byelections are held for two Lok Sabha seats of Srinagar and Anantnag in Kashmir.

"In connection with the bye-elections to Srinagar and Anantnag Parliamentary constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, the ECI has prohibited exit polls between 7 AM on April 9 and 6.30 PM on April 12," a notification issued by the commission said.

"In exercise of the powers under Sub-Section (1) of Section 126 A of the Representation of People's Act 1951, ECI has notified the period between 7 AM on April 9 and 6.30 PM on April 12 during which conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicising by means of the print or electronic media or dissemination in any other manner whatsoever, the result of any exit poll shall be prohibited," the notification stated.

Showing any race matter including aftereffects of any assessment survey or whatever other survey review, in any electronic media, would be precluded amid the time of 48 hours finishing with the hours settled for finish of survey for bye-decisions, the notice included.

 






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