election commission of India advised to electronic and Print Media not to publish/telecast articles/programmes related to the dissemination of Election Results, during the prohibited period.
The Election Commission of India on Monday (8th of April) issued an advisory to all the media including electronic and print media to refrain from telecasting and publishing programmes which in any way whatsoever predict the results of the elections during the prohibited period under 126A to ensure free, fair and transparent election.
The Commission is of the view that prediction of results of elections in any form or manner by way of predictions etc. by Astrologers, Tarot Readers, Political Analysts or by any persons during the prohibited period is violation of the spirit of Section 126A which aims to prevent the electors of constituencies still going to polls from being influenced in their voting by such predictions about the prospects of the various Political Parties.
All the media are advised not to publish/telecast any such article/programme related to the dissemination of election results, during the prohibited period i.e. between 7.00 AM on 11.04.2019 (Thursday) and upto 6.30 PM on 19.05.2019 (Sunday) in the current General Elections to the Lok Sabha and State legislative assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim, 2019 and the Assembly bye-elections being held in several states.