Exit Polls declared for many state assembly elections

  • Published
    30th Apr, 2021

GS-II: Polity and Governance

  • Salient Features of the Representation of People’s Act.
Context

Exit polls for the ongoing state assembly elections has been released after the end of last phase of voting in West Bengal.

Prelims question:

With reference to Exit Polls, consider the following statements:

  1. Declaration of Exit Poll during an ongoing election goes against the basic structure of constitution.
  2. Declaration of exit polls is regulated by Election Commission of India in exercise of powers granted under Representation of People Act, 1951.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

What do you understand by “manufactured consent”? How does exit polls hold potential to affect the result of an ongoing election?

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