Poll-O-Meter: Always white and pink

Poll-O-Meter: Always white and pink

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The colour was always white and pink for ballot papers when the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls went to polls simultaneously. 

But in 1967, the Election Commission faced a crisis in Bihar with an unexpected shortage of pink paper. 

This resulted in printing ballot papers in different colours for some constituencies. 

A total quantity of 1,088 tonnes of paper costing about Rs 18,33,560 was purchased.