Srinagar, Dec 20: Union Minister and senior BJP leader from Jammu, Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday said that J&K Delimitation Commission tasked to redraw the voter constituencies in the UT after article 370 abrogation in 2019 has "come out with a document that is objectively prepared".
Singh made the remarks after a meeting of the commission in New Delhi in which NC MPs Dr Farooq Abdullah and retd Justice Hasnain Masoodi also participated amid reports that the commission has proposed six additional voter seats for Jammu region and one for Kashmir valley.
The J&K Delimitation Commission was set by the government of India on March 6, 2020 and its associate members are National Conference MPs Farooq Abdullah and Mohammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi besides Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitendra Singh, and Jugal Kishore Sharma of the BJP.
"The Commission has come out with a document that is objectively prepared. All associated members regardless of parties appreciated work done by Delimitation Commission. NC members were also satisfied by parameters followed by the Commission," news agency ANI quoted Dr Jitendra Singh telling the media after the commission's Monday meet.