Exit polls to continue: SC

Updated on Apr 26, 2004 02:28 PM IST

Supreme Court refused to stay the publication of opinion and exit polls till the last phase of polling.

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Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the publication, telecast and broadcast of opinion and exit polls till the last phase of polling was over on May 10.

A three-judge Bench headed by Jutice S Rajendra Babu, however, issued notices to the Union of India, Election Commission and Press Council of India on a PIL seeking ban on such polls till the last ballot was cast.

The court also issued notices to the TV news channels telecasting opinion and exit polls after Attorney General Soli J Sorabjee requested that the news channels should also be impleaded as necessary parties in this matter.

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