July 07, 2015, 05:06:02 PM
collapse

Author Topic: NRIs get right to vote in Indian elections  (Read 348 times)

Offline @SeKhOn@

  • PJ Gabru
  • Raja/Rani
  • *
  • Like
  • -Given: 104
  • -Receive: 275
  • Posts: 9083
  • Tohar: 87
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
NRIs get right to vote in Indian elections
« on: January 09, 2012, 01:44:08 AM »
Fulfilling a long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow NRIs to vote and participate in the election process. 'Pursuant to the law that was enacted to enable Non-resident Indians to vote in our national elections, the government has issued notifications for registration of overseas electors under the Representation of People Act, 1950,' Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.
'This constitutes the first major step to enable Indian residents abroad to participate in our election process,' the prime minister said while addressing the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas diaspora meet here.
He said the diaspora plays an important role in the growth and development of the country. The government recognises it, and was committed to address their concerns and fulfil their demands.
'The government and people of India recognise and value the important role being played by Indian communities living abroad. We believe that Indian diaspora has much more to contribute to the building of modern India,' the prime minister said.
'We propose to facilitate, encourage and promote this engagement. Over the past year, we have taken a number of steps towards this end,' he added, as he formally inaugurated the 10th annual diaspora meet, the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) here.
Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said NRIs would be able to exercise their franchise in upcoming elections.
'Indian nationals living abroad can now exercise their franchise in India at the time o f the elections,' Ravi said.
Now those NRIs who have registered with the embassies of their respective countries of stay, would be eligible to vote in the upcoming assembly elections in five states including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur. Polls will take place in these countries between Jan 28 and March 3.
Ravi said objective of the government was to further increase engagements with diaspora. 'Our objective is to raise the level of engagement to go beyond mere investment related issues and address a broader agenda.'
'We believe that this will provide the vast majority of you the opportunity to benefit from as well as contribute - each in your own way - to India's development story,' the minister said.
Later talking to media person, Ravi said this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is the largest congregation of Indian diaspora.
He said almost 1,900 delegates from around 60 countries were participating in the three-day event.

Punjabi Janta Forums - Janta Di Pasand

NRIs get right to vote in Indian elections
« on: January 09, 2012, 01:44:08 AM »

Offline ✿MeHaK✿

  • PJ Mutiyaar
  • Maharaja/Maharani
  • *
  • Like
  • -Given: 143
  • -Receive: 281
  • Posts: 10886
  • Tohar: 37
    • View Profile
Re: NRIs get right to vote in Indian elections
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 01:49:57 AM »
mubarka ...

Offline @SeKhOn@

  • PJ Gabru
  • Raja/Rani
  • *
  • Like
  • -Given: 104
  • -Receive: 275
  • Posts: 9083
  • Tohar: 87
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: NRIs get right to vote in Indian elections
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 01:55:55 AM »
SANU KAHDIYAN MUBRKA TUHANU

Offline ✿MeHaK✿

  • PJ Mutiyaar
  • Maharaja/Maharani
  • *
  • Like
  • -Given: 143
  • -Receive: 281
  • Posts: 10886
  • Tohar: 37
    • View Profile
Re: NRIs get right to vote in Indian elections
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 02:20:44 AM »
fer idda bolo na ke twano vi..

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
10 Replies
1948 Views
Last post May 18, 2009, 01:27:32 PM
by •°¯`•• ÄŖĶÏȚËĊȚ... ••´¯°•
4 Replies
452 Views
Last post June 23, 2009, 09:20:57 AM
by ƁΔƘΓΔ
3 Replies
279 Views
Last post August 05, 2010, 11:57:33 AM
by PUNJABI lion
1 Replies
1476 Views
Last post September 27, 2010, 10:39:12 PM
by TheStig
4 Replies
1771 Views
Last post February 03, 2011, 11:51:32 PM
by Rana Saab
11 Replies
1146 Views
Last post October 03, 2011, 12:42:39 PM
by @SeKhOn@
76 Replies
4512 Views
Last post February 29, 2012, 10:02:41 AM
by G@RRy S@NDHU
3 Replies
385 Views
Last post January 31, 2012, 12:20:56 PM
by Jatt Yamla
0 Replies
321 Views
Last post February 11, 2012, 09:57:10 PM
by Dj Gurjit and Dj Mani
1 Replies
218 Views
Last post February 22, 2012, 06:26:32 PM
by ❣ Taur~Kaur ❣

* Recent Posts

Throw something at the user above u by яєєт
[Today at 05:05:32 PM]


Give a vegetable/Fruit name to the above person by -ιŁŁтι.Jค┼┼_
[Today at 05:01:05 PM]


Just two line shayari ... by яєєт
[Today at 04:39:27 PM]


Je tada kal viah hogaya Ke tusi pj use Karo ge by MyselF GhainT
[Today at 04:19:29 PM]


Back 2 Sikhi.. by ☬ѕιмяαи gяєωαℓ☬
[Today at 04:10:18 PM]


tere gusse nu v penda jhalna by -ιŁŁтι.Jค┼┼_
[Today at 03:43:08 PM]


Hello by -ιŁŁтι.Jค┼┼_
[Today at 03:40:33 PM]


Meri yaad tumhe tab aao gi jab mein Bhot door chal jao gi kabhi vapas ni aao gi by -ιŁŁтι.Jค┼┼_
[Today at 03:28:35 PM]


sochea ki.... by яєєт
[Today at 02:56:11 PM]


jd oh turda mere nl by яєєт
[Today at 02:55:53 PM]


pta ni khda vehlad meti id hack kr k chla rha by █ ▌ﻝαᔕ ਛੜਾ ਜੱਟ ▌█
[Today at 02:48:31 PM]


Voting for next competition July-August by █ ▌ﻝαᔕ ਛੜਾ ਜੱਟ ▌█
[Today at 02:46:03 PM]


Bachpaan childhood by Mad_max
[Today at 01:20:32 PM]


Madhanian by Mad_max
[Today at 01:19:05 PM]


Best School In Punjab by Mad_max
[Today at 01:09:57 PM]


If there was no petrol,no cars in the world ,how would our lives be? by Mad_max
[Today at 01:04:01 PM]


tere naam by Gujjar no1
[Today at 11:48:43 AM]


ਬੜਾ ਕੁੱਝ ਹੋਣਾ ਬਾਕੀ ਹੈ..!! by G@RRy S@NDHU
[Today at 11:02:14 AM]


Request Video Of The Day by ♥ Mannat ♥
[Today at 10:49:10 AM]


Agg Launi Song by Prince Rana by ਕਰਮਵੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ
[Today at 07:09:58 AM]


This or That by Shin Chan
[Today at 04:19:53 AM]


:( by Shin Chan
[Today at 04:14:32 AM]


tere kol t waqt hi nhi by Land lord
[Today at 04:03:32 AM]


varis shah jeha sacha asiq na koi bn skda by Land lord
[Today at 04:00:40 AM]