Should NRIs be entitled to postal ballot? This is an important topic, that will probably be a double edged sword. Should Indian citizens living abroad be entitled to exercise their right to vote via mail? Such a proposal has been mooted, and the Honourable Supreme Court has asked the Attorney General to comment on its feasibility. If this comes through, millions of Indians, who pay taxes to the Indian Government, and are Indian citizens. will be able to exercise their right to suffrage. They still have that right, however, to exercise that right, they have to travel to India, which often, becomes less than feasible. However, there are downsides. How reliable is the postal service? How safe would it be from tampering in transit? What are the chances of fake voting? Moreover, Indians living abroad, or with significant family abroad, might compromise the Indian national interests. NRIs living abroad are still the electorate, and if they can be compromised, then that will compromise Indian elections. Recently, an MP of the Russian Federation has mulled bringing in restrictions on who may serve in the Russian Government. They want to exclude persons who have monetary, business, or familial interests abroad. They do not want people who can be arm twisted by external factors, to be in any major decision making position in the Russian Government. Now that is a novel way of guarding the sovereignty of a nation. For starters, this is one thing that needs to be implemented in India, with dispatch. Coming to NRIs, there are millions of Indians living in the US and EU, and they can be easily motivated to vote for a particular political party, in exchange for sops, thus compromising the natural selection of the Indian Parliamentarians, through an election based on their performance. Please share your views on this matter.