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Opinion polls after elections end: poll panel

The Election Commission on Monday said that opinion and exit polls could be telecast May 13 after the close of voting in the fifth and final round of Lok Sabha elections at 5 pm.

delhi Updated: May 11, 2009 20:47 IST

The Election Commission on Monday said that opinion and exit polls could be telecast May 13 after the close of voting in the fifth and final round of Lok Sabha elections at 5 pm.

"Channels are free to air exit polls after the elections are over," Deputy Election Commissioner R. Balakrishnan told reporters here.

The Election Commission banned exit polls in between the various phases of staggered elections that began April 16.