Srinagar: The Awami National Conference (ANC) has also declined to meet Delimitation Commission, arrived here Tuesday afternoon to gather first-hand inputs to carve out new Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.
ANC General Secretary Advocate Mir Mohammad Shafi in a letter to Election Commission of India (ECI) said the party is constrained to participate in the proceedings that you are likely to initiate because of the hard fact that the creation of the Delimitation commission stands challenged before the Supreme Court of India.
As such it will not be proper to interfere with the working of the Supreme Court, hence ANC regrets participation, the letter said.
ANC is the second constituent of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announcing not to participate in the delimitation commission meeting. ANC is headed by Khalida Shah, sister of National Conference (NC) President Dr Farooq Abdullah , who is also chairman of PAGD. NC and CPI-M are however, meeting commission.
The commission headed by Justice (retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai during the four day tour will meet representatives of political parties, State Election Commission (SEC) officials, Deputy Commissioners and others in order to gather first-hand inputs to carve out new constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.