Dehra Dun: The Election Commission of India
has banned exit polls during the entire period when elections
to the five state Assemblies would be held.
In a statement here, Chief Electoral Officer,
Uttarakhand, Radha Raturi said that in accordance with the
relevant provisions of the Representation of the People Act,
1951, the Election Commission of India has notified the period
between 7am on January 28, 2012 and 5.30 pm on March 3, 2012
as the period during which conducting any exit poll or
disseminating the result of any exit poll would be prohibited.
While January 2 is the first day of polling in Manipur,
March 3 is the last day of polling in Goa and Uttar Pradesh.
Raturi said that under the provisions, displaying any
election matter, including results of any opinion poll or any
other poll survey, in any electronic media, would be