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Election Commission Bans Exit Polls During State Assembly Elections in Five States


New Delhi: On October 31, the Election Commission of India (EC) issued a notification, prohibiting the conduct, publication, and publicity of exit polls from 7 a.m. on November 7 to 6:30 p.m. on November 30, coinciding with the Assembly elections in five States.

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The polling schedule includes two phases in Chhattisgarh on November 7 and November 17, and single-phase voting in Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Telangana on November 7, November 17, November 25, and November 30, respectively.

The EC emphasized that violating this regulation could lead to imprisonment for up to two years, a fine, or both, in accordance with electoral law.

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