Modi Govt's big move after Article 370, changed the political map of Jammu and Kashmir
New Delhi: After the removal of Article 370, now the Modi government has changed the geographical and electoral dynamics of Jammu and Kashmir through delimitation. The three-member Delimitation Commission constituted for the Union Territory on Thursday signed its final order related to the rescheduling of assembly seats in the state. The commission signed the order when its term is about to end a day later. Soon a copy of this order and report will be submitted to the government. This copy will contain full details of the number of constituencies and their size in Jammu and Kashmir. The Delimitation Commission has also made a reshuffle in the Lok Sabha seats of Jammu and Kashmir. Now both the Kashmir and Jammu divisions will have 2.5-and-a-half Lok Sabha seats.
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Earlier there were seats of Udhampur Doda in the Jammu division, Baramulla, Anantnag and Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. Under the new arrangement, Anantnag seat will now be known as Anantnag-Rajori Poonch i.e. two districts Rajori and Poonch from Jammu seat were taken out and included in Anantnag. Each Lok Sabha seat will have 18 assembly seats. Reasi district was removed from the Udhampur seat and added to Jammu. 7 seats increased, 6 in Jammu and 1 in Kashmir. The number of members in the Legislative Assembly was increased from 83 to 90. Before becoming a Union Territory, the number of seats in the Legislative Assembly was 87. In which four seats were from Ladakh. With the separation of Ladakh, 83 seats were left. Which after increasing will become 90. The Delimitation Commission has increased one seat in Kashmir and six seats in Jammu division out of seven seats. Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir can be held by October.
Total seats: 90
Kashmir Division : 47
Jammu Division: 43
ST : 09
18 assembly constituencies in each Lok Sabha