Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Non-resident Indians criticise voting change

Non-resident Indians criticise voting change:

Community leaders have described as unrealistic India's decision to permit non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote in national elections, saying it was impractical to travel home to cast a ballot.

Acting on a long-standing demand by NRIs for voting rights, the Indian government said last week it had issued an official notification giving them the right to vote in the country's elections. The move did not include a provision for absentee ballots and any prospective voter would have to be at the polling station in person. --->>>

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