India Post News Paper

 Breaking News

EC asks Twitter to take down exit poll-related post: Sources

EC asks Twitter to take down exit poll-related post: Sources
May 16
11:08 2019

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission is learnt to have asked Twitter to take down an exit poll-related tweet.
The EC’s move came after it received certain “complaint”, sources aware of the development said Thursday, adding that the user later removed the tweet.
The sources, however, did not specify the complaint.

“There is no such general order issued by ECI today. Only one case was reported to us today which the user himself removed,” a senior functionary said.
The move came a day after it issued show-cause notice to three media outlets for allegedly publishing a survey “predicting results” of Lok Sabha elections.

Section 126A of the Representation of the People Act states that “no person shall conduct any exit poll and publish or publicise by means of the print or electronic media… the result of any exit poll during such period… In case of a general election, the period may commence from the beginning of the hours fixed for poll on the first day of poll and continue till half an hour after closing of the poll in all the states and union territories.”

The section also prescribes that any person, who contravenes the provisions of this section, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine or with both. Polling for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections will be held on May 19. PTI

Comments

comments

Related Articles

    E-paper Latest Edition

    ADVERTISEMENT – DAFABET ESPORTS

    Dafabet Gaming Portal

    ADVERTISEMENT – NRIA NET

    www.nria.net

    ADVERTISEMENT – DR HORTON

    Dr Horton Skyline Ridge

    ADVERTISEMENT – SEVEN JACKPOTS

    casino

    ADVERTISEMENT – BETRALLY INDIA

    betting India

    ADVERTISEMENT – DR HORTON

    ADVERTISEMENT – Star Tours

    Star Tours

    50 SPIRITUAL APPETIZERS – VINOD DHAWAN

    50-ad-Indiapost

    It’s a lovely book. It feels energetically clear and light. It’s easy to read, dip in and out and most importantly it offers information without fluff! Blessings on this project.

    Jac O’Keeffe
    Spirituality teacher based in USA.

    *Available on Amazon, Flipkart & other online stores*

    ADVERTISEMENT – JOBSORA- FIND A JOB NOW!

    Jobsora Jobs

    Follow us On Twitter

    RT @ANI: Some people have spread rumours on social media that massive fire has broken out in forests of Uttarakhand. It's not true. Photos…
    h J R
    RT @ANI: We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging b…
    h J R
    #India's worst #Recession is here - https://t.co/2xnLnxzxOV Get your news featured use #IndiaPostUSA #Business… https://t.co/nZJQ1C0HOa
    h J R
    Expat stuck in India, family runs out of money in #Sharjah - https://t.co/6jZifJh9Np Get your news featured use… https://t.co/maG6ZvrzqZ
    h J R

    POPULAR CATEGORIES

    Download Media Kit

    India Post Media Kit