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Criminal record entitled with presidential poll 2017 - As the country is set to choose another President, a report by a research organization said on Friday that around 33 for every penny of individuals in the Electoral College, which incorporates individuals from the two places of Parliament and also state gatherings, have proclaimed criminal bodies of evidence against them. The indelible ink is being procured from Mysore Paints and Varnish Ltd. The pen will be taken back by the polling staff once the voting is done and the legislator exits the voting chamber.

Votes of 12 MLAs from the Congress and its allies were declared invalid in September 2016 because they had marked their preferences with a pen other than the one officially supplied by the poll staff. Each violet-ink pen carries a unique serial number, and the ink has been approved by the EC. Following this, a special working group of the EC made recommendations on using a special pen. The final results of the Presidential elections will be announced on Thursday.

The polling for presidential polls began at 10am on Monday and will go on till 5pm.

The electoral college for the presidential election consists of all elected members of both the lower and upper houses of the Parliament and state legislative assemblies. Ballot papers are of two colours-green for MPs and pink for MLAs. MLAs from different parties reached the state Assembly well ahead of the scheduled time for the commencement of voting process.

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The contest is between National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind and candidate of several major opposition parties Meira Kumar, who was former Lok Sabha Speaker. In consultation with the Union government, the Election Commission appoints the Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, by rotation, as the Returning Officer.

The ballot boxes would be sent to Chandigarh tomorrow morning and flown to Delhi, a Vidhan Sabha official said.

In a statement the Commission said it had permitted five Members of Legislative Assemblies to exercise their vote in Parliament and four MLAs to vote in other State Legislative Assemblies. While Parrikar is a Rajya Sabha member, Adityanath and Maurya are Lok Sabha members.

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