The Karnataka High Court rejected a plea filed by Non-Resident Indian (NRI) voter Ravi M seeking to allow registered NRIs to vote from abroad during the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections.

Less than 26,000 of 1 lakh NRI voters cast their ballot in 2019 elections: Report

Less than 26,000 of nearly 100,000 overseas Indians who had registered as voters flew down to India to exercise their franchise in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, according to data issued by the Election Commission.

No proxy voting rights for overseas Indians for now

According to reports, the Indian government has decided to hold back its plan to introduce a fresh bill in Parliament which would allow the facility of ‘proxy voting’ to overseas Indians. The bill has been withheld pending “reconciliation” of varied views on the issue.

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