SRINAGAR, JUNE 06 : Shiv Sena on Thursday extending his support to the Central government’s plan to implement Delimitation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Shiv Sena in its editorial mouthpiece Samana wrote,” Home Minister Amit Shah’s plan for the state of Jammu and Kashmir is quite clear. Shah has conducted a meeting in the Home Ministry regarding the state of Jammu and Kashmir which is currently under the President’s rule”. Once the proposed plan of delimitation is implemented it will not only change the political demographics of the region but will also increase chances of a ‘Hindu Chief Minister’.
Earlier on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah was given a detailed presentation on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, where the BJP has been pushing for carrying out a delimitation exercise for getting more seats for Jammu region in the state assembly.
The last delimitation process in the state took place in 1995 under the president rule by Justice (retd) K.K. Gupta commission. The constitution of India provides for delimitation every 10 years which means that the next delimitation of assembly constituencies should have been logically held in 2005.
However, the Farooq Abdullah government in 2002, froze the delimitation process till 2026 by amending the Jammu and Kashmir Representation of People Act 1957 and Section 47(3) of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. (With Agency Inputs)