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BANGALORE: It is surprising to know that just a small part of some three million Indian-Americans have a vote back home. Despite this, everyone seems excited about the ongoing Lok Sabha elections that many of them hope that it will usher in a clean government and help put India on the world reported by Sanjay Puri of Business insider.
Taking advantage of the latest tech advancements, an exceptional number of Indian-Americans in the U.S. are actively participating in the elections by staying tuned to various news sites and discussions at social gatherings, and also by promoting their favorite parties or candidates via e-mail messages, social media campaigns, Google hangouts, online forums and so on.

In fact, quite a few NRIs postponed their annual visits to India to be able to campaign for their favorite parties. And there was also a situation where several think tanks, communities, associations, forums and trade groups in the U.S. are keenly following the ongoing Lok Sabha elections that started in April this year and will continue right through mid-May.

NRIs certainly sense an opportunity for change by voting for a candidate who they feel will deliver the goods for India. BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party's chief Arvind Kejriwal seem to be the most preferred who draw different levels of support from the NRI community. But support for the Congress party seems to have taken a back foot as more number of its campaign looks muted during these elections.

"Overseas Indians want a clean government in India" as "India has been missing out in the world stage," said Thomas Abraham, founder president of many major community organizations including the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin. He further added "We need a government which will keep ears open and seek out new ideas. " reports IANS

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