All party meeting of delimitation commision underway in J&K, PDP distances itself from meeting

Srinagar: The stir over assembly elections in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has intensified. The Delimitation Commission team, which arrived in Srinagar today on a four-day visit, has begun an all-party meeting. The delimitation meeting in Srinagar has begun at 3:30 pm. Members of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are also present in the delimitation commission meeting, which is being held at Hotel Lalit.

It may be recalled that recently PM Narendra Modi had been assured to meet Jammu and Kashmir leaders and hold elections in the state at the earliest. After which the Delimitation Commission arrived in Srinagar today on a four-day visit. It is headed by Justice (Retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai, Chairman, Commission. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra, Bye-election commissioner Chandra Bhushan are also in the delimitation commission team. The team will meet leaders of national, regional and registered political parties here. Before delimitation of seats, the Commission will know their views from all political parties.

The Mehbooba Mufti-led People's Democratic Party (PDP) has written a letter to The Commission's Chief Justice (Retd. Ranjana Prakash Desai) before the Delimitation Commission came to Jammu and Kashmir. The letter was written by general secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura on behalf of the party. He said our party will stay away from the pre-planned 'delimitation process'.

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