Exit polls banned till Friday evening

Exit polls banned till Friday evening

Agency News

Bhopal, Dec 6 : The prohibition imposed on November 12, as per Election Commission of India (ECI) directives, on print and electronic media vis-a-vis publication of exit polls and their publicity in any other manner will continue till 5.30 pm on Friday.

"In addition, any demonstration of election- related matter of any kind including the results of any opinion poll and survey in electronic media has also been prohibited," a senior election official said on Thursday. Single-phase voting was conducted on November 28 across 230 assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh.

The state recorded a turnout of 75.05 per cent - the highest in its electoral history. According to ECI figures, the maximum 83.92 per cent was in Chhindwara District and the lowest 61.49 per cent in Bhind District. The principal-opposition Congress is in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in a state known for bipolar politics. (UNI)