The BJP on Sunday demanded fresh delimitation of assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir to remove discrimination with the Jammu and Ladakh regions.
A resolution to this effect was adopted in the meeting of the working committee of the J&K unit of BJP. The resolution expressed concern upon the “gross injustice” done to the Ladakh and Jammu regions by the previous National Conference governments through inequitable delimitation of assembly constituencies “favouring Kashmir region”.
It reinforced the party’s demand for fresh delimitation. It also demanded de-freezing of 8 of the 24 seats reserved in the assembly for Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK) and allot them to Jammu region where POJK displaced persons are settled since 1947-48.
The resolution also asked the administration to put on fast-track all the projects aimed at making Jammu a tourist destination. It also asked the Governor to ensure fool-proof security for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra.
The working committee further demanded political reservation for the Scheduled Tribe categories as well. The working committee resolved to carry forward the momentum of the parliamentary elections and work tirelessly to form the next government in the state on its own.
Among those who attended the meeting were Ravinder Raina, state BJP chief, Jitendra Singh, minister of state in the PMO, Nirmal Singh, Speaker and Ashok Koul, General Secretary.