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Election Commission bans exit polls by print & TV media for Bihar elections

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NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India has banned all electronic and print media including television channels from carrying out any exit polls between 7 am on 12 October and 5.30 pm on 7 November in view of the Assembly elections inBihar.

The directive was issued by the Election Commission through a notification issued under Section 126A of the Representation of the People Act 1951.

This includes a ban on publicising or publishing through any media the results of any exit poll in connection with the Assembly Elections.

The notification further prohibited under Section 126(1)(b) any opinion poll in any electronic media during the period of 48 hours ending with the hours fixed for conclusion of the polls.

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