Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Govt to decide on exit poll ban today

Govt to decide on exit poll ban today

8 Oct 2008, 0314 hrs IST, Mahendra Kumar Singh,TNN

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet on Wednesday is likely to consider a "controversial" proposal moved by the law ministry to ban publishing or telecasting opinion and exit polls during elections. The proposal was to be taken up by the Cabinet on September 4 but was deferred.

The government is of the view that these polls influence the voters and can also be easily "manipulated".

The law ministry's proposal seeks to amend the Representation of People Act of 1951 by inserting section 126 (b), "to restrict publication and dissemination of opinion and exit polls conducted during elections to the Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies". According to sources, the move is to put a restriction on opinion and exit polls from the time Election Commission announces polls till the last vote is cast.

The proposal, based on the EC's demand for banning such polls, has the support of all major political parties. All parties had called for a ban on opinion polls ahead of the last general elections and there was consensus that opinion polls should be banned from the day of notification. In the case of exit polls, the parties said results should not be announced till the last vote was polled.

An official pointed out that the proposal was approved by the home ministry and I&B ministry had made a suggestion that new medium of communication like IPTV should also come under the purview of the new legislation.

The EC also wanted a ban on exit polls as it felt these could be manipulated and could have unfair influence on the outcome of the elections. An official said that the proposal, if cleared by the Cabinet, could be introduced in the coming session of Parliament.

Courtesy_
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Also read the related stories
Ban on exit polls: Centre contradicts stance in SC

No comments:

Post a Comment

Search our Blog here

Google
 

Disclaimer


This Blog Spot is meant for publishing the Ordinance, Act, Bye-laws, Rules being promulgated by the Govt. which are taken from the Renowned Dailies, Periodicals, Magazines, so as to create an awareness to the general public and also to keep it as a ready reckoner by them. So the readers may extend their gratitude towards the ORIGINAL Author as we quoted at the bottom of each Post under the title "Courtesy". Furthermore, the Blog Authors are no way responsible for the correctness of the materials published herein and the readers may verify the concerned valuable sources.



Labels

2010 (1) 2012 (2) 2013 (3) 2014 (4) 2015 (1) 2016 (1) 2017 (1) 6th Pay Commission Report (1) A (H1N1) (1) Act (14) Administrative Tribunals (1) ADRM (1) Adult (1) Advocate (3) Age (2) AIMPLB (2) All-India Bar Examination (1) Amendment (8) Andhra Pradesh (2) Announcement (6) Anti-quackery Act (2) Anti-ragging (1) Anti-smoking Act (2) Anti-spam Laws (1) Anticipatory Bail (1) Appointments (1) Arbitration (2) Argentina (1) Arguments (1) Ariankuppam (1) Arrest (2) Article (6) Autonomous (1) Bail (2) Ban (6) Bangalore (1) Banks (5) Bar Council of India (1) Bare Acts (1) Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act (2) Bill (20) Boilers (1) Borewells (1) Budget (1) Building (2) Bye-laws (1) Cabinet (1) Calls (1) CAT (1) Censor (1) Chemicals (1) Chennai Corporation (1) Cheque (3) Cheque Bounced (2) Child (6) Child Commission Report (1) Child Labour (1) Child Marriage (1) Cigarettes (3) Circulars (1) Civil (1) Civil Judge (1) Climate Change Trust Fund Act 2010 (2) Clinical establishments (1) Colleges (1) Companies Act (7) Companies Bill (1) Compensation (1) Constituencies (2) Contempt of Court (1) Coparcenary (2) Corporal (1) Corruption (1) Cosmetics (1) Counterfeit (1) Court (3) Cr.P.C. (5) Credit Card (3) Criminal (4) CTS-2010 cheques (1) Cyber Crimes (1) Damages (1) Debate (1) Debit Card (1) Delhi High Court (1) Delimitation (1) Demonetisation (1) Dhoti (1) Dinamani (1) Direct Taxes Code (1) Directory (1) Distance Education (1) District Judges (1) Divorce (3) Documents (1) Domestic Violence Act (1) Dowry Prohibition Act (1) Dozing (1) Draft (1) Draft Model Tenancy Act 2015 (1) Dress Code (1) Driving Licence (1) Drugs (2) DV Act (1) E-mail (1) Economic Offences (1) Education (8) Elder (1) Election (8) Electronic Media (1) Employment (1) ENT (1) Environment (4) EPIC (1) Evidence (1) Evidence Act (1) EVMs (2) eWaste (1) Exit Polls (2) Fake (1) FAQs (1) Father (1) FDI (1) Fees (1) Female Heirs (1) FEOA (1) Films (1) Finance (3) Finance Ministry (2) Fined (2) Food (1) Foreign Investors (1) Frontline (3) Fugitive Economic Offenders Act (1) Gazette (5) Gift (1) Google (1) Goondas (1) Governor (1) Green Bench (1) Green Tribunal (1) Hawkers (1) Health (2) Health Ministry (4) Heinous Offences (1) High Court (3) High polluted vehicles (1) Hindu (2) Hindu Marriage Act (1) Hindu Succession Act (3) Hindus (3) Home Ministry (1) House Panel (2) HRD (2) ICICI (1) ID Act (1) Illegal Money Lending (2) IMDT Act (1) Imprisonment (1) Income Tax (2) Indecent representation (1) India Corporate Week (1) Indian Kanoon (1) Indian Medical Association (1) Industry (2) Information (3) Inquiry Bill (1) Institute (1) International Arbitration (1) Internet (2) IPC (1) IT Act (1) IT Employees (1) Jail (1) Jallikattu (1) JIPMER (1) Judges (7) Judiciary (5) Jurisdiction (1) Jurisprudence (1) Juvenile Justice Bill (1) Kerala (1) Kidney (2) Labour (4) Labour Department (2) Land Acquisition Bill (2) Landlords (1) LARR Act (2) Law (4) Law Commission (11) Law Courses (1) Law Ministry (7) Lawyers (3) Legal Heir (1) Legal Practitioners Act (1) Legal Practitioners Act 2010 (1) Legislative Council (1) Levy (1) Limited Liability Partnership (1) Littering (1) Lok Pal (1) Lok Sabha (3) Madras High Court (2) Maharashtra (1) Manual Scavenging (1) Manufacture (1) Manupatra (1) Marriage (10) Medicial Certificate (1) Medicine (1) Mercy killing (1) Merger Plan (1) Minor (2) Misuse (1) MMS (1) Mobile Courts (2) Mobile Phone (3) Money (2) Money Laundering (1) Money Lenders Act (1) MPs (1) MS Act (1) Muslim (3) Muslims (1) MV Act (1) NASVI (1) National Food Security Act (1) National Green Tribunal (1) National Judicial Appointment Commission (1) National Judicial Council (3) Nationalisation (1) NCW (1) NDNC (1) Negotiable Instruments Act (2) New Master Plan (1) New States (1) NGO (1) Nikahnama (1) No car if no parking space (1) Non-CTS-2010 cheques (1) Notifications (3) NRI (1) Nuclear Damage Bill 2010 (1) Nuisance (1) Ombudsman (1) Online Learning (1) Opinion Polls (1) Ordinance (3) Organ Transplant Law (2) P-notes (1) Pakistan (1) PAN (1) Panchayat (1) Parents (2) Parliament (9) Participatory Notes (1) Partnership Act (2) Patent (1) Payment of Wages Act (1) Peeing (1) Personnel (1) Pharmaceutical (1) Phone (3) PIL (1) PIN Number (1) Plantation Labour Act (1) Plastic (1) PMLA Act (1) Police (3) Pondicherry (8) Pondicherry Code (1) Pondicherry Settlement Act (1) Powers of Attorney (1) Pranab Mukherjee (1) President (3) Prevention of Anti-social Activities Bill (1) Private Schools (2) Property Laws (3) Property tax (1) Public Grievances (1) Puducherry Registration of Marriage Bill (1) Puducherry State Universities Bill (1) Punishment (1) Ragging (1) Railway (2) Rajya Sabha (1) RBI (4) Real Estate Act (1) Recruitment (1) Regional SC Bench (2) Registration (7) Regulations (1) Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill (1) Rent (2) Rent Control Act (2) Repeal (1) Repealing and Amending (Second ) Act (1) RERA Act (1) Retirement (1) Rights (2) RTE Act (1) RTE Bill (1) RTF Act (1) RTI Act (1) Rules (4) Sachar Commission (1) Sale (1) SAT (1) SBI (1) SBS (1) Scam (1) Schools (3) Screening (1) SEBI (1) Service Tax (2) Sex Scandal (1) Sexual Harassment (1) Sim Card (1) Sleeping (1) Slideshow (1) Smokers (1) Smoking (4) SMS (3) Software (1) Special Marriage Act (1) Spitters (1) Stamp Act (1) State Funding (1) States (1) Street Vendors (1) Succession Act (1) Suicide (1) Supreme Court (13) Swine flu (1) Talaq (1) Tamil Nadu (14) Tax (4) Telangana (1) Tenants (1) The Hindu (3) The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition (2) Tobacco (4) Trade Unions (1) Transport (1) Tribunals (1) TRIPS (1) Trust Act (1) UGC (1) Union Cabinet (1) Universal Civil Code (1) Urban Development (2) Urban Ministry (2) Urinating (1) USA (2) Vacation (1) VAT (1) Vice-President (1) West Bengal (1) Who's Who (1) Wikipedia (4) Women (7) World No Tobacco Day (1) WTO (1) Youth (1) YouTube (1)