RP Act 'violation': EC seeks explanation from 3 media houses on exit polls

-The Indian Express

According to Section 126A of the RP Act, 1951, prediction of poll results is banned from the first day of voting till elections ends. In case of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, media houses have been advised to not carry any article or programme related to “dissemination of results” from 7 am on April 11 to 6.30 pm on May 19.

New Delhi:
The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday sought an explanation from three media outlets for allegedly violating the provision related to exit polls under the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

According to EC spokesperson Sheyphali B Sharan, Indo-Asian News Service, Economic Times and Swaraj Mass Media have been asked to present their defence within 48 hours.

According to Section 126A of the RP Act, 1951, prediction of poll results is banned from the first day of voting till elections ends. In case of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, media houses have been advised to not carry any article or programme related to “dissemination of results” from 7 am on April 11 to 6.30 pm on May 19.

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The Indian Express, 15 May, 2019, https://indianexpress.com/elections/rp-act-violation-ec-seeks-explanation-from-3-media-houses-on-exit-polls-5727914/?fbclid=IwAR3F2DOxKawaTB21xNJRM4uNpixTZkPJ6xhHMBt3

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