Preparations have intensified for the delimitation ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The Delimitation Commission, along with Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, will visit the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir from July 6 to July 9. During this, discussions will be held with political parties, officials of Union Territories and representatives of the public.
Election Commission spokesperson said on Wednesday that the Delimitation Commission will hold talks with political parties, public representatives and administration of Jammu and Kashmir during the visit from July 6 to July 9. He further said that the Delimitation Commission will visit Jammu and Kashmir from July 6 to July 9.
Delimitation Commission, along with Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra to visit the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir from July 6 to July 9 to interact with all stakeholders including political parties, UT officials, and public representatives.
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It is worth noting that earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited all the political parties of Jammu and Kashmir and had a two and a half hour long discussion with them at the PM residence in New Delhi. After the meeting, Prime Minister Modi said that steps will be taken towards early elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Along with this, PM Modi had said that the distance between Delhi and the heart will be reduced.
Here, after the meeting of PM Narendra Modi on June 24 regarding Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah said that first Jammu and Kashmir should get statehood and then elections should be held. He said that we do not accept delimitation first, then elections and then statehood. We want delimitation first, then statehood and then elections.
Omar Abdullah said, “Ghulam Nabi Azad spoke there on behalf of all of us and said that we do not believe in this timeline. No delimitation, elections and statehood. First delimitation then statehood then elections. If elections have to be held, first return the status of the state. After that we will talk about elections.”
The National Conference leader further said, “There nobody told the Prime Minister that we accept August 5. We said that we are angry about it. Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah clearly told the PM that it took 70 years for the BJP to make the agenda of removing 370 successful. Even if we take 70 months, we will not back down from our mission.
With this, he said, “We were not called there as an alliance. Had it been called, only one would have been called from the Alliance side. There parties were served. Members of the Gupkar Alliance took part in the meeting. In the meeting, we did not talk about anything which was outside the agenda of the Alliance.
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