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EC bans exit polls from Nov 12 to Dec 7

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday imposed a near month-long ban on holding exit polls beginning November 12 in the five poll-bound states.

A notification issued by the poll panel said between 7 am of November 12 and 5.30 pm of December 7, "conducting any and publishing or publicising the result of by means of the print or or in any other manner shall be prohibited".

While is going to polls in two phases on November 12 and 20, and have on November 28.

and Telangana will go to polls on December 7.

Using powers under the Representation of People Act, 1951, EC bans exit polls from the time the poll begins till half-an-hour after the polling ends.

The poll panel had proposed that there should be a prohibition on publication and broadcast of the results of opinion polls starting from the date of notification of till the completion of the last phase of polls to Lok Sabha and state Assemblies.

The proposal is pending with the government.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 23:15 IST