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NRI voting: EC seeks statutory changes
Saturday, April 24, 2010 02:29:45 PM, UNI
Chennai: The Election Commission has written to the Prime Minister seeking to bring in statutory changes in the Act to provide voting rights to Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla said today.
In a brief interaction with the media at the airport here, he said the EC had written to Prime Minister in this regard last month.
''As far as NRI voting is concerned some statutory changes in the Act has to be made. Also there are some logistical difficulties in being able to reach the NRIs, who were present all over the world", he said.
''It is very difficult to make the arrangements (for voting)... We have written to the Prime Minister...let's see,'' he added.
To a question, he said the EC had sent notices to 13 political parties to submit their election-related expenses by April 29.
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