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EC asks Finance Ministry not to use indelible ink in banks

The commission has urged the ministry not to put indelible ink on the first finger of people who come to exchange money. It may be recalled that the Finance Ministry has ordered to put indelible ink, used while casting polls, to those who come to exchange cash in order to prevent same person coming multiple times

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 18 Nov 2016 5:31 AM GMT

EC asks Finance Ministry not to use indelible ink in banks
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New Delhi: The Election Commission has written to Finance Ministry and requested not to use indelible ink in banks as it would lead to confusion in state polls.

The commission on Friday stated that two states, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal are bound to have Lok Sabha and assembly elections and the use of indelible ink would create confusion for voters and officials both. The states are due to have polls on three Lok Sabha seats and five assembly seats.

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The commission has urged the ministry not to put indelible ink on the first finger of people who come to exchange money.

It may be recalled that the Finance Ministry has ordered to put indelible ink, used while casting polls, to those who come to exchange cash in order to prevent same person coming multiple times after Demonetisation.

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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