London, Jul 12: Law minister Veerappa Moily told that government is planning to provide voting rights to Non Resident Indians.
Moily told this to the members of the Indian Overseas Congress (UK) London on Sunday, Jul 11.
"The Law ministry has initiated a scheme to provide voting rights to NRIs and it will become a reality soon. Necessary legislation for that purpose would be enacted soon," said Moily.
Law minister also told that government will make efforts to provide voting facilities at the concerned Indian Missions abroad.
He said for the purpose of registration as voters in India, their last address in India would be taken into consideration and NRIs would have to visit India at the time of the elections.
Moily also stated that right to vote would not be there for the NRIs who have acquired citizenship of other countries.
There are an estimated over 22 million NRIs spread all over the world.