Bal­lot pa­per will re­main pink: T’gana CEO

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Te­lan­gana

Chief Elec­toral Of­fi­cer Ra­jat Ku­mar said on Fri­day the bal­lot pa­per would re­main pink in colour for Te­lan­gana leg­isla­tive as­sem­bly polls as per Rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the Peo­ple’s Act. The CEO had sought clar­i­fi­ca­tion from Elec­tion Com­mis­sion af­ter Congress had com­plained that the pink bal­lot pa­per can in­flu­ence vot­ers to vote for TRS as the party’s flag is pink. “The ECI clar­i­fied that as the polls are be­ing con­ducted only for Te­lan­gana leg­isla­tive as­sem­bly, the voter slip will be white in colour and bal­lot pa­per (on EVM) will be in pink as per the Act.” He said po­lit­i­cal par­ties’ re­quest for ex­tend­ing the poll tim­ing by one hour on De­cem­ber 7had been sent to ECI.

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