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ECI notifies schedule for General Election, bans exit poll

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Imphal, Jan. 30: The schedule for the general Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh has been announced by the Election Commission and also announced by election to House of the People from 2- Amritsar Parliamentary Constituency in Punjab. As per the schedule announced by the commission, poll for the first round of election in Goa and Punjab is scheduled to be taken on 04-02-2017, and the poll for the last round of elections in the states of Manipur an Uttar Pradesh is to be taken on 8 March 2017 and as per the provisions of section 1264 of the Representation of the people Act, 1951, there shall be restrictions on conduct on any exit poll and publication and dissemination of result of such exit poll during such period, as may be notified by the Election Commission in this regard’

 The Election Commission has notified the period between 7.OO A.M on 4-2-2017 and 5.30 PM on 8-3-2017 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, whatsoever, the result of any exit poll in connection with the current General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh shall be prohibited. Further, 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 each of the phases in connection with the aforesaid General elections, the notification added. 

 

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