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Expatriates to get voting right in Panchayat elections : Cabinet

Posted on Nov 28, 07:48PM | UNI

Kerala Cabinet today decided to provide voting right to expatriates in Panchayat elections, Kerala Minister for Rural Development and Culture K C Joseph said.

Briefing on Cabinet decisions decisions here, he said,"Observing the pattern of amendments incorporated in RP Act, the provision for the expatriates to vote in elections to local bodies will be included in the three-tire Panchayathi Raj Act.'

A new section 21A would be incorporated in the Act and the Kerala Panchayath Act would be amended, he added.