New Delhi, Nov.4: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on Monday strongly opposed restriction on opinion polls, and said that it is an essential part of democratic debates.
“We strong oppose this. Opinion polls, people’s views are very important and an essential part of the democracy. As far as Election Commission is concerned, we agree that opinion polls should be under some charter, they should have some code of conduct but it is a necessary part of democratic debates,” he said.
The Congress Party has written to the Election Commission (EC) to restrict opinion polls ahead of the elections.
The legal department of the Congress Party stated that opinion polls can be misused, and they are not scientific or credible.
The Congress, however, shifted from its earlier stand, where it dismissed the proposal of the Election Commission to ban opinion polls.
The opinion polls have been projecting poor show of the Congress in some states where Assembly Elections are scheduled to take place. (ANI)