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Government clears proxy voting for NRIs

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New Delhi, Aug 3, 2017: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to extend proxy voting to Non-Resident Indians in assembly and Lok Sabha elections from overseas.

The government will soon bring a bill that will amend the Representation of the People Act to make proxy voting for NRIs a reality.

Nearly 16 million NRIs will be then able to vote in Indian elections by appointing proxies residing in their constituencies to cast their votes.

According to senior officials in the government, PM Modi was very clear that generations of Indians travelling abroad were different from the earlier NRIs.

Wefornews Bureau

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