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Remove all tweets on exit polls: EC to Twitter

May 15, 2019 22:50

The Election Commission of India has ordered Twitter India to remove all the tweets related to 2019 Lok Sabha elections exit polls.

Earlier, the EC had sought an explanation from three media houses as to why action should not be taken against them with respect to displaying poll surveys. 

Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, prohibits displaying any election matter by means, inter alia, of television or similar apparatus, during the period of 48 hours before the hour fixed for conclusion of poll in a constituency.

The seven-phased Lok Sabha polls began on April 12. The last phase of polls will be held on May 19. The counting of votes will be done on May 23.

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