Arré Checklist: How Your NRI Relatives Will Vote in 2019

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Arré Checklist: How Your NRI Relatives Will Vote in 2019

Illustration: Palak Bansal

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ndia has generated the largest diaspora of any nation, with nearly 25 million Indians living abroad. In true Indian fashion, we have both a designated acronym and a calendar day for our expats. Happy NRI Day!

Last year the Indian government decided that NRIs should be given the right to vote by proxy, meaning they won’t have to travel to India to cast their ballots. Sushma Swaraj has promised the same, and a bill is now being considered in the Lok Sabha. If your NRI relatives and friends might be able to vote in the 2019 General Elections, who would they gun for?

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