NEW DELHI: After the Centre abolished Section 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and made the state a Union Territory, all eyes are now on the Election Commission. The Election Commission convened its first crucial meeting on the matter on Tuesday in which the Commission has asked the Chief Electoral Officer of the state to provide information on the new delimitation.
The Commission will now start the process of delimitation after the request of the Home Ministry. According to information, the Commission will soon set up a Delimitation Commission in association with the representatives of the central government.
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The Election Commission will prepare a report after consultations with political parties, local people, which will be submitted to the government later. The two-hour-long Meeting of the Election Commission on Tuesday discussed delimitation in detail. The meeting was attended by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, both the Election Commissioner and other senior officials of the Election Commission. According to sources, a team of the Commission has also given a presentation to Chief Election Commissioner Arora on the full contours of delimitation.
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According to a senior official of the Commission, the number of assembly seats will change as soon as delimitation is done in Jammu and Kashmir and the map of the assembly constituencies will be completely changed. In Jammu and Kashmir politics, Kashmir has been a heavy hit till today as the Assembly seats in Kashmir have been more than Jammu, but now delimitation may increase the assembly seats in Jammu.
At present, a total of 87 seats are contested in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly. Out of 87 seats, 46 are in the Valley, 37 in Jammu and 4 in Ladakh. The change of seats in delimitation also takes into account the population and the number of voters. It is bound to have an impact on the politics of the state.
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