Indian Diaspora’s stakes in home politics is on Rise, says Anubhav Roy & Madhulika V. Narasimhan

Published Date:   Saturday, Feb 20, 2016

Indian Diaspora’s stakes in home politics is on Rise, says Anubhav Roy & Madhulika V. Narasimhan

The corporate moguls, tech gurus, Senators, and MPs of Indian origin are no longer willing to merely play remittance earners and foreign policy expendables. They are looking to expand their stakes in India by actively impinging on its politics. As shown by the expat-backed campaigns for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the inflow of expatriate funds and say to the corridors of India’s domestic politics is now an evident phenomenon, views Roy and Narasimhan, Delhi based researchers who works with Ambassador Hardeep S. Puri . They, however, caution that the Diasporic overreach into the internal politics of the homeland can have ramifications, mostly negative, for both, the homeland and the diaspora. Drawing reference to Isreli diaspora, they outline the evolution of the homeward tilt in India’s diasporic influence, which often eludes the prevalent discourse on diaspora

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