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Election Commission begins meeting to discuss delimitation of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly

File photo: Election Commission of India. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 13, 2019, 01.45 PM (IST) Edited By: Puniti Pandey

After the Parliament cleared the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution and convert Jammu and Kashmir in two Union Territories, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now working to delimit the state's assembly.

The Election Commission has initiated a meeting to discuss different aspects of delimitation of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly.

The BJP in the state has been raising the issue of reorganisation of the state so that Jammu gets a larger share of seats in the 87-member state assembly.

As of now, Kashmir region has 46 seats followed by Jammu region with 37 and Ladakh with four.

 

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The BJP in Jammu and Kashmir has been raising the issue of reorganisation of the state so that Jammu gets a larger share of seats in the 87-member state assembly