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J&K delimitation commission planning to meet in February, likely to get another extension

Last Updated on February 4, 2022 at 10:59 am

The delimitation commission which was framed on March 6, 2020 so that elections can be conducted in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir may get another extension in its term.

The Commission is headed by former Supreme Court judge, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai.

Now it is coming to fore that delimitation commission may get second extension of its term this month which can further lead to delay in assembly elections in UT.

In a recent development, three-member Commission will submit the interim report to its associate members in coming days after sharing its first draft report with five associate members, including three Members of Parliament (MPs) of the National Conference (NC) and two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs, in December 2021. Now the delimitation commission is planning to make its draft proposal public this month. J&K Delimitation Commission’s members may hold a meeting in New Delhi in few days.

When the first draft proposal was given by delimitation commission it advised an increase of six Assembly segments in the Jammu province and one in the Kashmir province. It has also suggested the reservation of seven seats for Scheduled Castes (SC) and nine seats for Schedule Tribes (ST).