August 12, 2014 | By YesPunjab News
Chandigarh (August 12, 2014): In view of Patiala and Talwandi Sabo assembly constituencies’ by-elections in the State of Punjab, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued instructions restricting to conduct any exit poll and publication and dissemination of result of such exit poll during the period between 7.00 am and 6.30 pm on August 21, 2014.
V.K. Singh, Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab today said that ECI has already announced the schedule for the by-elections of the Patiala and Talwandi Sabo legislative assembly constituencies on July 19, 2014.
He said that as per the provisions of sections 126-A of the Representation of the People Act (RP Act), 1951, there would be restrictions on conduct of any exit poll and publication and dissemination of result of such exit poll during period between 7.00 am and 6.30 pm on August 21, 2014 (Thursday).
The CEO said that during this period, 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 the any exit poll in connection with the by-election, would be prohibited.
CEO further clarified that under section 126 (1) (b) of the same act, 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 hours fixed for conclusion of poll for the by-elections.
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