The ECI issue notification, shall be restrictions on conduct of any exit poll

Shillong, February  13: The Secretary, Election Commission of India has informed that as per the provisions of Section 126 A of the Representation Act, 1951, there shall be restrictions on conduct of any exit poll and publication and dissemination of result of such exit poll during the Election period for the States of Meghalaya and Nagaland scheduled to be taken on 27.02.2018 (TUE) and for Tripura on the 18.02.2018 (SUN).

Further under sub-section (1) of Section 126 A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Election Commission, having regards to the provisions of sub-section (2) of the said section, hereby notifies the period between 7.00 AM on the 18.02.2018 (SUN) and 4.30 PM on 27.02.2018 (TUE) as the period during which conducting  any exit poll and publishing or publicizing by means of the print or electronic media or dissemination in any other manner, whosoever, the result of any exit poll in connection with the current General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura announced by the Commission vide Press Note dated 18th January, 2018, is prohibited.

It is further clarified that under Section 126 (1) (b) of the R.P. Act, 1951 displaying any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, is prohibited during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for conclusion of poll in each of the phases in connection with the aforesaid General Elections.

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