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Extension to Delimitation Commission setback to power hungry BJP leaders
3/4/2021 11:53:50 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Mar 4: Decision of the Union Government to give a one-year extension to Delimitation Commission has shattered all hopes of political parties expecting Assembly elections in the newly carved Union Territory (UT) of J&K anytime.
After successful completion of the District Development Councils (DDCs) elections in the month of December 2020, political parties including the ruling BJP were hoping that Assembly elections would be held anytime in J&K.
For the last six month J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina has been asking all agitating sections of the society to make his party’s chief minister in the UT to solve all problems.
A senior BJP, who wished not to be quoted said, “Giving one year extension to the Delimitation Commission is a clear indication that Assembly elections would not be held in the year 2021”.
“It is a big setback to BJP leaders who were hoping to attain power once again after early Assembly elections”, he said and revealed that Centre was not taking J&K unit of BJP on the board before taking important policy decisions on UT.
After the successful completion of DDC elections, political activities in J&K were intensified because all political groups were hoping that Assembly polls would be held anytime.
Riding on the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi all J&K based BJP leaders were hoping the party would form government by all means in the UT.
It was all due to this over-confidence that Ravinder Raina is assuring people that their problems would be solved in the ‘first cabinet meeting’ of the government headed by BJP in J&K.
Notably, late Wednesday evening, the Union Government has given one-year extension to the Delimitation Commission constituted to redraw Lok Sabha and Assembly constituencies of J&K.
A gazette notification issued by the government on Wednesday night said the panel would get one more year for completing its task in the Union Territory, which came into existence in October 2019 after the Centre abrogated the special status of the erstwhile state in August that year and announced its reorganisation.
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