Election Commission bans opinion/exit polls till May 12

Shimla/April 5
Himachal’s Chief Electoral Officer Narender Chauhan on Saturday said that Election Commission of India has prohibited conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing the result of any exit poll by any means in connection with the current general elections/bye-elections for legislative assemblies from 7 am on 7 April to 6.30 pm on 12 May, 2014.
He said that displaying any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey in any electronic media, would also be prohibited during the period of 48 hours ending with the hours fixed for conclusion of poll in the respective polling areas.