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4th phase: EC orders FIR against portal for running ‘opinion poll’

LUCKNOW: The State Election Commission has ordered registration of an FIR against a portal for running “opinion poll” during voting in fourth phase of polling today.

The Hindi portal, dainikaaj.Com, ran the “opinion poll” projecting a favourable outcome for ruling Samajwadi Party, Additional CEO PK Pandey said.

ADG, law and order, has been asked to lodge FIR against Ratan Lal Nagar and Saurabh for posting the “opinion poll”, he said.

FIR will be lodged under Article 126 of Representation of People Act 1951, he added.

EC has banned showing exit and opinion polls till March 8.

The scribe was later granted bail. (AGENCIES)

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