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Sunday 20 August 2017
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Election Commission directed to not publish any opinion poll during election

Chief Electoral Officer Narinder Chauhan said that according to the instructions issued by the Election Commission of India, no result of any opinion poll or exit poll conducted at any time shall be published, publicized or disseminated in any manner, whatsoever, by print, electronic or any other media at any time during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for closing of poll.

Chauhan clarified that electronic media includes Radio and Television, both Government owned and Private and covers satellite/DTH, Terrestrial and Cable Channels. He further said that dissemination includes publication in any newspaper, magazine or periodical or display on electronic media or circulation by means of any pamphlet, poster, placard, handbill or any other document.



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