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Media coverage during the period referred to in Section 126A of RP Act, 1951 violations

Chandigarh, 9th April, 2019: With the announcement of the Election Programme on 10.3.2019, the Model Code of Conduct came into immediate effect. The Election Commission of India is of the view that prediction of results in any form or manner by way of predictions etc. by Astrologers, Tarot Readers, Political Analysis or by any person during the prohibited period is violation of the spirit of Section 126A which aims to prevent the electors of constituencies still going to poll from being influenced in their voting by such predictions about the prospects of the various political parties.

Hence in view of the above, all the Media (Electronic & Print) are hereby advised not to publish/publicize any such article/programme related to the dissemination of results, during the prohibited period i.e. between 7:00 AM on 11.04.2019 (Thursday) and up to 6:30 PM on 19.05.2019 (Sunday) in the current General Elections to the Lok Sabha Legislative assemblies to ensure free and fair elections.

Election Department