7 districts where delimitation commission proposes to increase seats

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Srinagar, Dec 21: The delimitation commission constituted by the Government of India to redraw J&K’s electoral map has proposed to increase one seat each in Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Doda, Kishtwar and Rajouri districts in the Jammu region and Kupwara in the Kashmir Valley.

Sources told news agency that the draft proposal shared by the panel with J&K’s Lok Sabha members’ reveals that the panel has proposed to increase one seat each in Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Doda, Kishtwar and Rajouri districts in the Jammu region.

“The panel has also proposed to increase one seat in Kupwara district,” they said.

According to sources, the commission has only shared proposals regarding the district—wise allocation of seats with members of the parliament (MPs) from Jammu & Kashmir.

“The panel has not shared details about boundaries of 90 assembly segments with associate members. It is expected that they will share these details with them at the later stage,” they said.

As already reported, the delimitation panel has proposed to increase six additional seats in Jammu and one in Kashmir.

The panel’s recommendation has come under sharp criticism from NC, PDP, PC and other parties in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that it reeks of bias and partisan approach

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