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Assembly elections 2019: Ban on exit poll will remain till 6:30 pm on October 21, EC gave instructions
Assembly elections 2019: Ban on exit poll will remain till 6:30 pm on October 21, EC gave instructions

New Delhi: Assembly elections are due in Maharashtra and Haryana on October 21. Along with this, assembly by-elections are to be held in 51 assembly constituencies of 17 states. The Election Commission of India said yesterday i.e. on Tuesday that on October 21, the exit poll will be banned from 7 am to 6.30 pm.

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In this order of the Election Commission, the exit poll has been banned on October 21 in 17 state assembly constituencies and 23-Samastipur (SC) parliamentary constituency in Bihar and 45 Satara parliamentary constituency of Maharashtra.

This step has been taken by the Election Commission under Section 126A of the Representation of the People Act 1951. Exit polls cannot be broadcast through print or electronic media. Election Commission spokesperson Shefali Sharan gave the information by tweeting, 'Exit polls have been banned from 7 am to 6.30 pm in view of the assembly elections on 21 October'. Candidates are elected on 52 assembly segments in 17 states.

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These are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh. Simultaneously, elections are to be held in Satara in Maharashtra and Samastipur parliamentary constituencies in Bihar. The results of these elections will be announced on October 24.

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