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Good News for all Non-Resided Indians regarding elections

The Court decision was during a hearing of a plea of two NRI’s.

The Central Government to introduce a bill in the winter session of parliament. After accepting the submission a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra granted 12 weeks time to the government to carry out the exercise.

In a big leap towards permitting a 25 million-strong NRI population to vote in Indian elections from abroad, the Supreme Court had on July 14 said it had to be done at any cost and asked the Modi government to decide within one week how they planned to go about it.

A bench of chief justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud was angry that the government had not made the necessary amendments (of the Act or Rules) in the Representation Of Peoples Act to allow the voting by NRIs despite repeated assurances to the court.

This is a petition of 2014. Every year you keep saying we will amend we will amend. You said this in 2014, 15, 16 and again this is not the way your government runs, an angry CJI Khehar told the Central government’s counsel.


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