The Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned conducting exit polls and publicising it till 7:30 pm on April 29.

Polling for Assembly elections in Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry concluded on Tuesday (April 6).

However, the ECI has banned publication of exit polls for the States of Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry until polls in West Bengal get over.

The Commission has said that publishing or publicising the result of exit polls through the print or electronic media or in any other medium will be prohibited until the elections are over in West Bengal.

Assembly elections in West Bengal are being held in eight phases.

The last phase of polling in West Bengal would be held on April 29.

Since the voting will conclude around 6pm, the commission has barred publishing any exit polls till 7:30pm.

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In Assam, there are 946 candidates for the 126-member Assam Legislative Assembly.

Fate of some of the top politicians have been sealed in Assam.

Congress leader Rana Goswami, BJP’s Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma, Akhil Gogoi, Lurin Jyoti Gogoi and AGP’s Atul Bora are some of the prominent faces.

The final and third phase of Assam Assembly elections concluded at 6pm on Tuesday.

Till 6pm, the voter turnout percentage has been recorded at over 82 per cent.

40 seats went to polls in the third phase of Assam Assembly elections.

These 40 seats are mainly spread across the Lower Assam and Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) area.

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Polling in the third phase of Assam Assembly elections by and large concluded peacefully on Tuesday.

Results for the Assembly elections in Assam and five other States would be declared on May 2.

In Assam, the contest is mainly between the Congress-led Grand Alliance and BJP-led NDA.

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