NRIs will not be able to cast their vote

This time also the NRIs will not be able to cast their vote in the coming Assembly elections in the state as the Election Commission of India has decided against giving them the voting rights for shortage of time to prepare their electoral rolls.

Chief Electoral Officer Sunil K Kumar Gupta had on Tuesday said the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2010 is going to implemented for the first time during the Bengal Assembly elections. According to the Act, any Indian citizen settled abroad would be able to cast his vote in the country, provided he is physically present during the time of the elections and has a permanent address in the country.

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