Use JK assembly seats in PaK to grant reservation to neglected groups: BJP

Use JK assembly seats in PaK to grant reservation to neglected groups: BJP
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Jammu: A delegation of the BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit on Thursday met the Delimitation Commission here and demanded the unfreezing of the 24 assembly seats falling in Pakistan-administered Kashmir to grant reservation to people displaced from PaK, Kashmir Pandits, SCs and STs.

Led by J-K BJP president RavinderRaina, the delegation also sought adequate representation for Jammu in the assembly.

Once the delimitation exercise is completed, the number of assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir will go up from 83 to 90.

Twenty-four seats of the assembly continue to remain vacant as they fall under PaK.

“We demanded political reservation for PaJK refugees by unfreezing the eight assembly seats from the PaJK quota, three seats for Kashmiri Pandits, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and other neglected people. Jammu, too, must get adequate representation in the assembly,” Raina told PTI.

The BJP delegation that met the commission included former deputy chief ministers Nirmal Singh and Kavinder Gupta, BJP chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi and former legislator R S Pathania.

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