7000 Rail Coach Factory employees of Kapurthala can cast vote despite ink on fingers

कपूर्थाला रैल कोच फैक्टरी Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory (RCF): The Election Commission of India has allowed over 7,000 employees of Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, to participate in voting even as they already have mark of indelible ink on their index finger, which was put during an in-house election of RCF a couple of weeks back.

Meanwhile, Akhil Bhartiya Grahak Panchayat organizing secretary Brij Mohan has sent a complaint to the ECI, demanding action against RCF officials, who used indelible ink during the in-house election while fully aware that Parliament elections were around and it could cause a major problem.

Over 7,000 employees, who participated in the in-house election, were apprehending that they could lose their right to vote in this election and represented to Kapurthala district election officer D S Mangat, who referred the matter to chief electoral officer, with a report by himself.

Mangat said these employees would now bear the mark on their middle finger, instead of index finger.

Meanwhile, Brij Mohan’s complaint to ECI said that using indelible ink in the in-house election was not at all necessary. This never happened in the past, as the in-house election could have been made fair even otherwise, by employing an alternate mechanism, it said.