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Why ink is applied on the finger after voting, why this ink does not come off soon

A voter's finger is inked at the time of voting. This ink is such that it does not come off the finger easily. Also learn about when this ink was used.
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The formula of the ink used in elections is kept very secret. Neither the National Physical Laboratory of India nor Maisup Paint Varnish Limited has disclosed the formula of this ink. So today let's know where this ink is made. In the election which forms a company called Shahi Mysore Paint and Varnish Limited. Which is located in the state of Karnataka. The company was founded in 1937 by the then Maharaja of Mysore, Nalwadi Krishnaraja Vadayar. Only this company has the license to manufacture election ink in the country. Its main identity is to create an electoral empire.

This ink was first used in elections in the year 1962. Sukumar Sen, the country's first Chief Election Commissioner, is credited with introducing blue ink in Indian elections. So many inks are made by this company but it is known only for election inks.

Why was Election Inc created?

The special thing about this ink is that it does not come off easily. Even after washing with water, this ink gradually comes off the finger after a few days. The purpose behind this was to prevent fraudulent voting. This ink turns black on contact with water.

In elections, this ink is sent to polling centers in lakhs of 10 ml bottles. It is used not only in India but in countries all over the world. Let us tell them that this ink is supplied to more than 25 countries.

Ink dries in just 40 seconds

This ink dries in just 40 seconds. Let us tell you that silver nitrate chemical is used in this ink. This chemical dries in just 40 seconds when exposed to air, once applied to the skin it does not come off the finger for approximately 72 hours. Silver nitrate combines with the salt present in our body to form silver chloride. It is neither affected by water nor removed by soap.

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