Invoking its powers under Section 126A of the Representation of People Act, 1951, the poll panel has barred exit poll in connection with the two state assembly elections between the notified period.
Voting in Himachal Pradesh is scheduled to be held in a single phase on November 9 while in Gujarat, voting will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14.
The Election Commission or EC also drew the print media's attention to the Press Council of India's guidelines to be observed during elections, and for electronic media similar guidelines issued by the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA).
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