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ECI cracks whip on Odia channel, for telecasting exit poll, know more

Election Commission of India( ECI )  directs Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha to take action against a private Odia news channel for airing Exit Poll.

The action against TV channel is for showing exit polls in Odisha. It need be mentioned that exit polls are prohibited under section 126A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, before the conclusion of elections in all phases. The seventh and last phase of the Lok Sabha polls is yet to be held on Saturday.

In Odisha, assembly polls are being held simultaneously with the Parliamentary elections. The Election Commission had notified the prohibited period from 7 am of April 19 to 6.30 PM on June 1 through an order issued on March 28, it has been clarified.

ECI directed the CEO to take necessary action in the matter as per extant provisions and submit a compliance report to the Commission today by 5:30 pm.