Poll-O-Meter: Indelible ink

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The marking of the left forefinger of every voter with indelible ink is a statutory requirement.

The ink was supplied by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.

3,16,707 phials of indelible ink were used in the 1957 elections, as compared to 3,89,816 phials in the first general elections.

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