EC extends ban on exit polls till March 9

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Dehradun, Mar 4: The Election Commission on Saturday extended the ban on conduct of exit polls in Uttarakhand up to 5.30 pm on March 9 in view of voting yet to be held for the lone seat of Karnaprayag.

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"Conducting of exit poll and disseminating result of any exit poll now stands prohibited till 5.30 p.m. of March 9, 2017," the poll panel said, as it adjourned, to March 9, the poll in Uttar Pradesh's Alapur and Uttarakhand's Karna Prayag, owing to the deaths of candidates Chand Shekhar and Kuldeep Singh Kanwasi respectively.

The Commission on January 27 had notified the period of prohibition of conduct of exit polls for the ongoing assembly polls from February 4 (7 a.m.) to March 8 (5.30 p.m.).

(with agency inputs)

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