Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference will not participate in the delimitation excercise.
The same was tweeted by party’s spokesman Ruhullah Mehdi, “The
Earlier, Government of India nominated National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah and four other MPs from Jammu & Kashmir as associate members of delimitation commission set-up for fixing boundaries of assembly segments in the newly carved out Union Territory.
Documents, veal that LS Speaker Om Birla has nominated three NC MPs- Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Justice (retd.) Hasnain Masoodi and Muhammad Akbar Lone- as associate members of delimitation commission which was constituted under J&K Re-Organisation Act-2019 and Delimitation Commission Act-2002.
The documents revealed that LS secretariat has also written to ECI Principal Secretary K.N.Bhar about nomination of these MPs from J&K for serving as associate members of delimitation panel.
Two BJP MPs- Dr. Jitendra Singh and Jugal Kishore Sharma- have also been nominated as associate members of the panel. Interestingly, NC has challenged J&K re-organisation Act which facilitated delimitation of assembly segments in J&K.