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Congress questions opinion poll projecting majority for NDA

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 00:44

An opinion poll which for the first time projected majority for the BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha polls was "fixed and doctored", Congress alleged on Wednesday.

No opinion polls for seats which have already voted: EC

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 21:15

The Election Commission Wednesday asked news organisations to desist from publishing opinion polls that include constituencies where voting has already taken place.

EC cannot ban opinion polls: VS Sampath

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 22:17

The Election Commission cannot ban broadcast and publication of opinion polls, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said on Sunday, days after the Law Ministry suggested the poll panel that it can restrict such polls using its powers under Article 324.

EC not to ban opinion polls; wants Centre to make law

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 15:59

The broadcast and publication of opinion polls is unlikely to be restricted in the coming months as Election Commission has told the Law Ministry that it will not take such a step using its powers under the Constitution and it wants the government to come out with a law on the issue.

EC again asks government for restrictions on opinion polls

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 17:09

The Election Commission has pressed the Law Ministry to take a call on "restricting" opinion polls by writing to it just days before the Lok Sabha polls were announced, but the government seems to be in no hurry to take a decision on the issue.

Manipulation of opinion polls: EC asks Centre to take action

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 15:51

Acting on a complaint by Congress on alleged manipulation of opinion polls by some organisations, the Election Commission has asked the Centre to take "appropriate action" in the matter.

Now, sting operation on opinion polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 21:00

A TV news channel on Tuesday claimed that a sting operation conducted by it had revealed that some of the agencies which conduct opinion polls before elections are willing to tweak their findings for money.

Call on banning opinion polls after consulting stakeholders: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 15:41

The government on Wednesday indicated that it will take a final call on banning opinion polls only after consulting "stakeholders" after the Law Commission submits its comprehensive report on electoral reforms.

EC again asks Govt to ban opinion polls from notification day

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 22:11

After getting fresh support from various political parties, the Election Commission has written to the Ministry of Law and Justice for a ban on opinion polls from the date of notification of elections.

Opinion poll: Sibal slams BJP`s U-Turn, Govt awaiting EC advice

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 14:58

Amid a slugfest over the issue of opinion polls, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday hit out at BJP, saying it has "turned turtle" after seeking a ban on such surveys earlier.

14 parties respond on opinion polls, EC for more consultations

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 21:32

Only 14 of the 60-odd recognised political parties in the country have responded to Election Commission`s proposal to ban opinion polls and it will take a decision on the issue after further consultations.

If Congress not ready to face `opinion poll`, how will they face elections? asks BJP

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 09:08

Taking potshots at Congress, which seeks a ban on opinion polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party asked how would the ruling party face upcoming elections.