Only six Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) have registered themselves in the electoral roll for voting in the November 25 Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls.
Efforts had been made to contact NRIs all over the globe. Letters had been written to industry bodies and other institutions asking them to give details about NRIs from the state living abroad, State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Jaideep Govind on Saturday said.
The Non-Resident Indians were given voting right in 2010 after Parliament passed the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill. However, the person will be able to exercise the franchise only if he/she is enrolled in voter list and is present in the constituency on the polling day.
The NRIs who have registered themselves for voting are Pramod Kumar, Shashi Kiran (both Gwalior), Mohd Iftekhar Khan (Indore), U Vishvakarma (Sehore), Abhilasha Tambe and Apree Tambe (both from Balaghat).