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SEC prohibits exit polls before end of DDC elections

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
November 28, 2020 17:15 IST
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The State Election Commission in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday imposed restrictions on conduct of exit polls till the last of the eight-phase District Development Council election is completed.

IMAGE: People wait in line to cast their vote in the first phase of the DDC elections in Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie/

An order to this effect was issued by State Election Commissioner K K Sharma, an official spokesman said.


The DDC elections along with panchayat bypolls commenced in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

"In exercise of powers conferred under Section 36 of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, the Election Authority (State Election Commission) hereby prohibits the conduct of any exit poll and publishing or publicising/displaying the result of exit poll by means of the print or electronic media or in any other manner in the ongoing DDC elections, till the hour fixed for conclusion of poll in the last phase of these elections - 2:00 pm on December 19," Sharma said in his order.

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