Proxy voting for NRIs round the corner says Sushma Swaraj
Soon non-resident Indians (NRIs) will be able to proxy vote in elections, Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj said.
Addressing women BJP workers in a town hall interaction, she said that NRIs would be able to proxy-vote in elections in the country as the government was set to amend the Representation of the People Act.
She said that under the present law, NRIs registered in India as voters had to fly to the country during an election to cast their vote, but with the amendment, they could just issue an authorisation letter to family members or relatives to vote on their behalf. She credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for expediting the matter pending for long before the Cabinet.
She also lauded the Prime Minister for having two women as members in the crucial Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman are currently part of the all important CCS.