SRINAGAR: Senior leader of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee and former MLC G N Monga Monday termed the draft proposal of Delimitation Commission that has suggested six new Assembly seats for Jammu and only one for Kashmir as unacceptable which has been done to skew the balance of power.
In a statement, he said there is no justification for the proposal as according to the last census (2011), Kashmir has 15 lakh more population than Jammu – 68.8 lakh vs 53.5 lakh.
“We are not against Jammu, but the BJP government wants to create a wedge between Kashmir and Jammu regions as it serves its petty political interests. It is quite clear that the Commission has allowed the political agenda of the BJP to dictate its recommendations rather than the data and ground realities which should have been the only consideration,” Monga said and termed the exercise as fully biased.
“It seems the Commission has been created to serve the BJPs political interests as the Delimitation process in J&K is most bizarre. Redrawing of the constituencies could have been done after holding the polls just like it was done in Assam,” he said.