Voting in election by NRI’s is a step closer
Voting by NRI’s in national election will soon be reality.The Union government has agreed, “in letter and spirit”, to implement the Supreme Court direction and the Election Commission’s recommendation to allow Non-Resident Indians to vote from overseas through postal ballots reported hindu.
Who can really vote if it becomes a reality; according to the provisions of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2010, a person who is a citizen of India and who has not acquired the citizenship of any other country and is otherwise eligible to be registered as a voter and who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to his employment, education or otherwise is eligible to be registered as a voter in the constituency in which his place of residence in India as mentioned in his passport is located. Follow NIC page fore more details NRI voting rights.
NRI’s across the world have been demanding from voting dual citizenship which will further grant them rights to vote in Indian election, the demand picked up speed in Narendra Modi’s recent visit to US and Australia.