JK News Today
Jammu, February 04:
Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls have been tentatively scheduled for October this year , according to highly placed sources in New Delhi.
The Modi government is keen to fulfill its promise of holding the Assembly elections earliest after the Delimitation Process is complete.
“ We are preparing for the Assembly polls in October this year, or may be earlier, depending upon the report of the Delimitation Commission,” a highly placed officer associated with J&K affairs in the Centre told J K News Today on Thursday. He said that the things have been worked out and the only wait is for the Delimitation omission report.
The Delimitation Commission has been tasked to carve out 90 Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir . There were 87 seats in the last Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir, including four of Ladakh.
Since Ladakh has been separated from the original state as a Union Territory, the Delimitation Commission will compile its report only with regard to J&K status of which has been downgraded to UT.
The Delimitation Commission is expected to submit its report in June this year, and Jammu region that has currently 37 seats will get more seats so that it has its more say in the legislature , that may also pave the way for Jammu having its Chief Minister in the new government.
The sources reminded that the Assembly election plan has been worked out as per the assurance extended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15 last year.