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BJP govt delaying, denying both Delimitation and Assembly elections in J&K: Harsh Dev
3/4/2021 11:30:28 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT

JAMMU, Mar 4: Referring to extension being granted to the present Delimitation Commission for delimiting the Assembly constituencies in J&K, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister questioned the output recorded and progress achieved, if any, by the said commission during the past one year from the date of its constitution on 6th March, 2020.
“The GOI order constituting the commission had fixed one year term ending March 6, 2021 for the said commission to finalize and submit its report. With nothing to show in the name of progress during the past one year, the GOI’s slogans on early delimitation and Assembly elections in J&K appeared to be a mere eye wash and a window dressing for the gullible”, asserted Singh.
He was addressing public meetings in villages Dalsar, Thaplal and Kirmu in Ramnagar constituency today.
Addressing huge gatherings, Harsh Dev pointed out that constitution of Delimitation Commission for fresh delimiting of Assembly constituencies was the major poll plank of BJP duly reflected in its election manifesto released in 2014.
It however preferred to remain silent over the issue for six long years with the formation of the commission having been announced only in March 2020.
And despite the announcement of the said commission, there was hardly any progress achieved during the past around one year except convening of one meeting of Associate members that too at the fag end of the term of the commission expiring on March 6. And strangely, the opposition parties were being blamed for the delay in both, the Delimitation of constituencies as well as holding of Elections”, said Singh.
Asserting that the boycott of one particular political party from the meeting of the commission should not be made an excuse for the much delayed exercise, Singh said.
He said that the BJP leadership was deliberately delaying the restoration of popular govt in J&K only to continue its proxy rule in the erstwhile state. It seemed to be averse to the idea of handing over power to the public representatives by holding elections.
And that was precisely the reason for delaying the process of delimitation and ultimately the elections, observed Singh.
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