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Delimitation commission releases agenda for Dec 20 meeting, shares with 5 J&K MPs

Last Updated on December 15, 2021 at 10:24 am

The much highlighted issue of the agenda and details for the December 20 meeting of delimitation commission Jammu and Kashmir has come to halt. Delimitation Commission on Tuesday released the agenda and plan for the December 20 meeting with five Associate Members on delimitation of 90 Assembly constituencies in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Previously, National Conference on Sunday wrote a letter to delimitation commission asking about the details of agenda of meeting saying that they have received invitation minus agenda.

Thus not giving any excuse for the associate members to not to attend the meeting delimitation commission has send an agenda for the meeting to the associate members. The Delimitation Commission headed by Justice (Retired) Ranjana Prakash Desai and comprising Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra and State Election Commissioner (SEC) KK Sharma today emailed agenda for the meeting to all five Associate Members.

The agenda read that commission would like to discuss the proposed allocation of the Assembly constituencies in the districts of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per reports, the main aim of the meeting is to present before the associate members the first draft of the J&K delimitation proposal drawn up by the commission.

The meeting has been scheduled to be held on December 20 at 11.30 am in New Delhi.
It is pertinent to mention that out of 37 seats in Jammu region, Jammu district has highest number of 11 Assembly seats followed by five in Kathua, four in Rajouri, three each in Udhampur, Reasi and Poonch and two each in Samba, Ramban, Kishtwar and Doda districts.
With Government allocating 90-seat Assembly to the UT of J&K, there has been an increase of seven seats.
In addition, J&K has reserved 24 seats for Pakistan occupied Jammu Kashmir (PoJK). Two seats are also reserved for women which were the case in the Assembly of erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir also.