India’s Government is considering a plan that would enable millions of overseas national to vote in elections.
With an estimated 30 million Indians living overseas, the Indian diaspore has been a powerful force in their homeland’s rise on the world stage.
India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has finally announced that plans are afoot to enable Indians living abroad to vote in the next general elections.
The Prime Minister, who has so far done little about banishing and trashing to the dustbin the so-called Black List of Sikhs, went further and said, “In fact, I would go a step further and ask why more overseas Indians should not return home to join politics and public life as they are increasingly doing in business and academia.”
The Government hopes NRIs will be able to vote in the next general elections, slated for 2014.