“It will be very difficult and not advisable to change the rules at the last minutes. Especially since there is no foolproof alternative to using the ink,” he said.
The ECI has put forth the argument that doing away with use of indelible ink may jeopardise free and fair elections although it says that the safety of voters, and polling officials and security forces deputed at election time, is paramount.
“There could be bogus voting for instance; in which case the real voters will be denied a chance to exercise their franchise. There are several such con-