Srinagar: The delimitation commission for Jammu & Kashmir has proposed six new seats for Jammu region and one for Kashmir Valley.
National Conference (NC) Member of Parliament Justice (Retd.) Hasnain Masoodi said the panel has proposed to increase six seats for Jammu region and one for Kashmir Valley.
“During discussions held today at New Delhi, we were told that the commission has proposed to increase six new seats in Jammu and only one in Kashmir,” he said, adding that the proposal is unacceptable to them.
The proposal would take seats of Jammu region to 43 from existing 37 and 47 in Kashmir valley from existing 46.
The proposal was shared with associate members from Jammu and Kashmir- three NC MPs and two BJP MPs- during their meeting with the delimitation panel at Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi.
NC had earlier decided against participation in the exercise, saying it would tantamount to accepting August 5 decisions.
The commission has also proposed to reserve nine seats for scheduled tribes and seven seats for scheduled castes.
While SCs had also political reservation in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, this is for the first time that STs have been granted political reservation in J&K