Kerala wants online voting for NRIs

ISSonlinevoteEager to tap their NRIs continuing loyalty and healthy remittances, the Congress led-UDF government in Kerala is urging the Centre and Election Commission of India to enable online voting facilities for NRKs for the Assembly polls next year.

The state minister for NRI affairs KC Joseph said they would do everything they can to include NRKs in the voting process, and would even urge PM Narendra Modi to approve the state’s call for online facilities at least for these elections.

NRI remittances to Kerala have already crossed Rs.100,000 crore in March 2015, and NRI deposits in public sector banks total over Rs.64 crore besides the Rs.44,900 crore in private banks. The remittances are expected to rise to Rs.200,000 crore in the coming years.