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Bihar goes to meeting polls in three phases on October 28, November three and November 7. The outcomes will likely be introduced on November 10.
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There will likely be a ban on conducting and telecasting exit polls on the Bihar meeting elections from 7 am on October 28 until 6.30 pm on November 7, the Election Commission stated. According to an October three notification of the ballot panel, “displaying” any election matter, together with outcomes of any opinion ballot or another ballot survey, in any digital media could be prohibited “during the period of 48 hours ending with the hours fixed for conclusion of poll in the respective polling areas in each phase” of the state meeting polls.
Citing the Representation of the People Act, the EC stated “the period between 7:00 AM on October 28, 2020 (Wednesday) and 6.30 PM on November 7, 2020 (Saturday) is the period during which conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicising by means of the print or electronic media or dissemination in any other manner whatsoever, the result of any exit poll in connection with the above mentioned General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Bihar, shall be prohibited.” Bihar goes to meeting polls in three phases on October 28, November three and November 7. The outcomes will likely be introduced on November 10.