The Election Commission of India on Friday wrote to the Finance Ministry and opposed the use of indelible ink on people who exchange money with the old scrapped notes in banks in election-bound areas.
The EC raised the concern in the wake of announcement made by government to use of indelible ink on those exchanging the old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in banks. As several states will be going to polls and using indelible ink is the primary way of marking citizens who have already voted.
The government has said that indelible ink would be used to mark the right hand, not the left, because of elections in states including Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Bottles have been airlifted to cities across India.