SRINAGAR: The Delimitation Commission on Monday proposed six additional seats for the Jammu region and one for the Kashmir division.

The panel in its draft presented before the associate members has proposed nine seats for Scheduled Tribe and seven for Scheduled Caste as well.

Quoting sources privy to the development news agency KNO reported that all the associate members were present for the first time in the meeting as National Conference (NC) Members of Parliament attended the meeting the first time since the formation of the commission.

The meeting was held today at Ashok Hotel in New Delhi, they said, adding that the panel has proposed seven additional assembly seats for Jammu and Kashmir. “Six seats have been proposed for the Jammu region while one has been proposed for Kashmir,” they said.

The total number of assembly seats after this addition will be 43 in Jammu and 47 in Kashmir.

The panel has also proposed nine seats for Scheduled Tribe and seven for Scheduled Caste.

The commission has asked its associate members to submit their suggestions by Dec 31, 2021.

Meanwhile, NC MP, Hasnain Masoodi while talking to KNO from New Delhi, said that the proposal in unacceptable, saying that it is a matter of concern.

“We will submit our report in detail very soon as the proposal is not acceptable at all,” he said.


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