Man files plaint with EC about inferior ink

The man could wash off the ink on his index finger immediately after he cast his vote on Thursday. (DH Photo)

A 43-year-old architect from Frazer Town filed a complaint with the Election Commission on the quality of the indelible ink.

The man could wash off the ink on his index finger immediately after he cast his vote on Thursday.

Complainant Parikshit Dalal cast his vote at the BBMP Corporation Girls High School on Robertson Road around 10 am. Getting back home at 10.30 am, he wanted to see if the ink stayed if he washed his hand, having read recently about an incident of the ink disappearing when washed in Noida in Uttar Pradesh.

The indelible ink on the finger should last for more than two weeks.

Dalal washed his hand with soap and applied nail polish remover. To his surprise, the ink disappeared.

He went to the polling station in the afternoon and reported the matter to the presiding officer, who alerted the Assistant Returning Officer.

The ARO took a formal complaint from Dalal, but told him that they could do nothing about it. He offered to escalate the matter to the superiors as the ink was supplied by the EC. “I urge the officials to look into my complaint and ensure proper ink is used in the election,” wrote Dalal in his complaint.

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