NRIs to get voting rights, says Moily

“The Law ministry has initiated a scheme to provide voting rights to NRIs and it will become a reality soon,” Moily told members of the Indian Overseas Congress (UK) London on Sunday.

Replying to a representation made by D L Kalhan, President of the Indian Overseas Congress, at the Indian Gymkhana here that the NRI’s demand for right to vote in India was pending for long, the minister said “necessary legislation for that purpose would be enacted soon.”

Answering queries at the reception hosted in his honour, Moily said NRIs would have to visit India at the time of the elections. Efforts would also be made to provide voting facilities at the concerned Indian Missions abroad. There are an estimated over 22 million NRIs spread all over the world.

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