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With delimitation in sight, political activity heats up in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on June 9, 2021 at 6:24 pm

High voltage political drama may soon be seen in Jammu and Kashmir as according to reports, delimitation is soon going to begin which was put off due to the pandemic in J&K.

It has been learnt that the Delimitation Commission is soon going to visit J&K and begin delimitation exercise.

Discussions have already been started by political parties regarding the criteria for assembly elections.

Senior BJP leader and former J&K deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta said that directions have been received from the high command for making preparations for the elections.

Meeting was held between a group of J&k unit of the BJP. Gupta further added that they are always ready well in advance for the polls.

J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina told India Today that by the end of the year delimitation will be over and later the election commission can announce the schedule for polls.

Other parties have also pulled up their socks for polls. Meetings are conducted by them also regarding the ongoing political situation in J&K. They said that the party’s Lok Sabha MPs must participate in the future meetings of the commission.

NC leader Devender Rana said that many leaders agreed to  attend meetings of the Delimitation Commission which is meaningful. “They support every democratic act. They want democracy to flourish in J&K” he said.

Earlier NC MPs had boycotted the Delimitation Commission’s first meeting, held in February this year.

Also , Ravinder Sharma who is chief spokesperson of J&K Congress said that everyone wants a democratic government. As far as elections are concerned, they are ready.

Describing the Delimitation Commission’s letter to all 20 DCs of J&K 15 months after its constitution seeking basic details regarding electorates etc as a cruel joke with the people of the erstwhile state, Harsh Dev Singh Chairman-JKNPP and former Minister said that the Commission’s conduct amply demonstrated the most casual approach of the present dispensation in holding the much trumpeted delimitation exercise in J&K.