On 21st October during the Legislative Assembly Elections in Haryana and Maharashtra and by-elections to 51 assembly constituencies of 17 states, there will be a ban on exit polls from 7 am to 6:30 pm, said Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday.
“General Elections to the LAs of Haryana and Maharashtra and by-elections to 51 Assembly Constituencies of 17 States and 23-Samastipur (SC) PC in Bihar and 45-Satara PC in Maharashtra to be held simultaneously – Ban on EXIT POLL from 7 am to 6:30 pm on 21st October,” Sheyphali Sharan, official spokesperson of EC tweeted.
Saran in another tweet wrote: “Also Displaying any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, would b prohibited during the period of 48hrs ending with the hours fixed for conclusion of poll in the respective polling areas”.
On 21 October the election to the 90 members will be held in Haryana Assembly along with the 288 members of Maharashtra Assembly. The counting of votes is scheduled on October 24.