3-day delimitation panel’s J&K visit from Monday
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New Delhi

The delimitation commission on Jammu and Kashmir will be on a four-day visit there from July 6-9 to interact with political parties, their leaders and government officials to gather "first hand" inputs on the ongoing process of redrawing the boundaries of electoral constituencies there, a statement said Wednesday.

The decision was taken after a meeting of the commission on Wednesday at the poll panel headquarters here which was chaired by commission head Justice (Retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai and also attended by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra.

PURPOSE OF VISIT

"During the visit period, the commission will interact with political parties, public representatives and Union Territory administration officials including district election officers/deputy commissioners of 20 districts of the UT to gather first hand information and input concerning the ongoing process of delimitation as mandated under the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019," the delimitation commission said in a statement. The statement added the commission already has had a series of meets on data/ map of the districts and constituencies related to census 2011.

TIME OF VISIT

The visit of the delimitation commission comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the leaders of mainstream political parties from Jammu and Kashmir last week where he stressed that the delimitation exercise has to happen quickly so that polls can be held in the UT.

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