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AAP favours opinion polls

New Delhi, Jan 9 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on Thursday said the party is in favour of opinion polls.


"AAP is against a ban on opinion polls. However, to avoid questions raised on credibility, the details of the opinion polls should be made public," said Sisodia.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) in November sent a compilation of views of five national and 10 state political parties on opinion polls to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

"The Commission refers to its previous view of banning opinion polls in 2004 and how it was a unanimous view that publishing the results ofopinion polls should be prohibited from the date of notification of elections," reported CNN-IBN.

The ruling Congress has decided to boycott all opinion poll debates on television.

The political battle over the issue of banning opinion polls further escalated on Nov 4 as the Congress and India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) exchanged barbs over the matter ahead of Assembly polls in five states and the Lok Sabha election in 2014.

BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the 'Fundamental Right to Free Speech' has been the biggest casualty during the UPA government's rule in the country.

"Those who have followed Indian politics and the workings of the Congress party after Independence would agree that the stand of the Congress Party does not come as a surprise. The biggest casualty of the Congress Party's arrogance while in power and its tendency to trample over Institutions has been our Fundamental Right to Free Speech," Modi wrote in his blog on Nov 4.

--IBNS (Posted on 09-01-2014)

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