National Conference will not participate in delimitation exercise, says party

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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

@JKNC_will not participate in the delimitation exercise. Detailed statement to follow soon. Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, ” He wrote.

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.

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