The Union Government on Wednesday stated that statehood to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir could be granted at an “appropriate time”.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai admitted within the Rajya Sabha that the Minister of Home Affairs had acknowledged in Parliament that the statehood to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir could be restored.
In a written reply to a query of CPI (M) member Elamaram Kareem, the MoS Home stated that call to grant statehood to J&Okay could be taken at an applicable time.
After the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two UTs of J&Okay and Ladakh.
The high management of the BJP has repeatedly promised to revive statehood to J&Okay at an applicable time.
Delimitation Commission’s suggestions notified
Responding to a different question of the member, the Minister acknowledged that the Delimitation Commission has notified orders on the 14th of March, 2022, and fifth of May, 2022 on the delimitation of the Parliamentary and Legislative Assembly constituencies of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a written reply to a different CPI (M) John Brittas, the Minister stated that in opposition to the earlier variety of 37 and 46 Assembly seats for the Jammu area and Kashmir area respectively, the Delimitation Commission has notified 43 seats for the Jammu area and 47 seats for the Kashmir area.
The Commission has additionally thought of the representations for geographical areas having insufficient communication and lack of public conveniences attributable to their extreme remoteness or inhospitable situations on the International Border.
The MoS knowledgeable the House that the Delimitation Commission performed a delimitation train of the Union Territory of J&Okay primarily based on the census knowledge of the yr 2011 & standards prescribed underneath part 9(1)(a) of Delimitation Act, 2002 learn with Section 60(2)(b) of J&Okay Reorganisation Act, 2019
Amit Shah promised statehood after delimitation, polls
During his go to to Jammu and Kashmir in October 2021 the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah had reiterated that the meeting elections will likely be held within the union territory after delimitation and restoration of statehood will observe.
Shah stated he has made a promise in Parliament that the statehood of J&Okay could be restored and it could be performed after the meeting elections.
“The youth of Kashmir will get opportunities, so a right delimitation will be done, which will be followed assembly elections, and then the status of the statehood will be restored. I have said this in the country’s Parliament and this is the roadmap,” he had acknowledged in October 2021.