NC Rejects Delimitation Commission
3 Days After Nomination Of Its 3 Members, Party Says Will Not Be Part Of It
Srinagar, May 29 (GNS): Three days after Lok Sabha Speaker O M Birla nominated the members for the Delimitation Commission, National Conference on Friday rejects this process and its three members of the parliament will not participate in the said commission.
In a statement issued here to GNS, the party said, “This delimitation commission is a product of the J&K Re-organization Act 2019 which JKNC is challenging in and outside Hon’ble SC. Participating in this delimitation Commission will be tantamount to accepting the events of 5th Aug 2019 which the NC is unwilling to do.”
“According to the constitution of J&K, the constituencies of J&K were to be delimited in 2026 with rest of the country. The constituencies in the state were last delimited in ‘90s. Thereafter an amendment was made in the constitution of J&K unanimously passed in the state Assembly in which all the regional parties, Congress and BJP voted for this amendment to go with the delimitation with rest of the country in 2026. Therefore the constitution of the delimitation commission is unwarranted,” the statement added.
On May 26, the Lok Sabha Speaker nominated the members on the panel from the two parties.
Farooq Abdullah, who represents Srinagar in the Lok Sabha, was released from over seven months of detention in March. His colleagues, Anantnag MP Hasnain Masoodi and Baramulla MP Akbar Lone, are the other two NC leaders on the panel.
Union minister and Udhampur MP Jitendra Singh and Jammu-Poonch MP Jugal Kishore Sharma are the two BJP leaders on the panel. (GNS)