Maharashtra assembly elections 2019: EC puts restrictions on displaying exit, opinion polls

The assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana are scheduled on October 21 and the results will be declared on October 24


The Election Commission of India has prohibited news channels and newspapers from carrying out exit polls ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. 

Meanwhile, as per EC’s instructions, displaying of an opinion poll is also banned and the restriction is imposed 48 hours before the election date. 

Carrying out of exit polls or any result related prediction in broadcast and print media has been restricted on the polling date from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM. 

The assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana are scheduled on October 21 and the results will be declared on October 24. Along with this, the ban will be applicable on the exit or opinion poll on by-elections as well. 

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The restrictions have been imposed as per the provisions of section 126A of The Representation of the People Act, 1951. Of 17 states in India, by-elections are being held in 51 assembly constituencies. 

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