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Assam delimitation: No changes to constituency boundaries, Denies Congress allegations

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Assam delimitation process: According to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Rajiv Kumar, the 126 assembly and 14 parliamentary seats in Assam will remain unchanged following the Assam delimitation process.

“In the last two days, we met with political parties and other organizations to discuss the ongoing delimitation exercise. We also met with approximately 60 civil groups and organizations. We will do our best during the delimitation exercise to consider all of the suggestions made by political parties and organizations “CEC stated.

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People whose names were included in the 2001 census will be included in Assam’s delimitation exercise, said Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar today, assuaging opposition parties’ concerns about the 1.9 million people whose names were left out of the final draught of the National Register of Citizens.

Mr Kumar explained that the updating of the National Register of Citizens and the delimitation exercise are two separate legal processes that can be carried out concurrently.

 

The Poll Commission chief also stated that 126 assembly seats and 14 parliamentary seats will remain unchanged even after delimitation, implying that constituency boundaries will be redrawn.

The supplementary NRC list, which was published on August 31, 2019, discovered that over 31.1 million people were eligible to be included in the registry. It also excluded over 1.9 million people.

As part of the Assam delimitation exercise, the Election Commission met with various stakeholders over the last three days.

Representatives from nine recognised political parties, three registered parties, and more than 60 civil society organisations met with the Election Commission’s entire team.

Rajiv Kumar responded to Assam Congress president Bhupen Borah’s claims that the delimitation exercise is a “match-fixing” exercise “We’re used to hearing things like this. There is no need to fix anything because the initial disclosure was made and suggestions were accepted prior to the completion of delimitation.”

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