Jammu & Kashmir

Delimitation Commission proposes 6 additional assembly seats for Jammu, one for Kashmir

Commuters, armed forces personnel walk near Ghanta Ghar in Srinagar. [FPK Photo/ Mukhtar Zahoor]

Panel proposes 9 seats for STs, 7 for SCs

Srinagar: The Delimitation Commission on Monday proposed six additional seats for Jammu region and one for the Kashmir division.

The panel in its draft presented before the associate members has proposed nine seats for Scheduled Tribe and seven for Scheduled Caste as well.

Sources privy to the development told Kashmir News Observer that all the associate members were present for the first time in the meeting as National Conference (NC) Members of Parliament attended the meeting for the first time since the formation of the commission.

The meeting was held today at Ashok Hotel in New Delhi, they said, adding that the panel has proposed seven additional assembly seats for Jammu and Kashmir.

“Six seats have been proposed for Jammu region while one has been proposed for Kashmir,” they said.

The total number of assembly seats after this addition will be 43 in Jammu and 47 in Kashmir.

The panel has also proposed nine seats for Scheduled Tribe and seven for Scheduled Caste.

The commission has asked its associate members to submit their suggestions by Dec 31, 2021.

Meanwhile, NC MP, Hasnain Masoodi while talking to the news agency from New Delhi, said that the proposal is unacceptable, saying that it is a matter of concern.

“We will submit our report in detail very soon as the proposal is not acceptable at all,” he said.


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