EC bans exit polls in J’khand from Nov 30 to Dec 20

EC bans exit polls in J’khand from Nov 30 to Dec 20

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New Delhi, Nov 23: The Election Commission on Saturday imposed ban on exit polls from 0700 hrs on November 30 to 1730 hrs on December 20, during the Assembly elections in Jharkhand.

The Election Commission has notified the period between 7 am on November 30 to 5:30 pm on December 20, as the period during which conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicising 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,' the poll body said in a statement here.

The Commission said that 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 election.

Polling for the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly will be held in five phases and the results will be announced on December 23. (UNI)