Delimitation to strengthen socio-cultural, political bonds: Suri

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 8: Describing the recommendations of Delimitation Commission, which submitted its draft reports to all stakeholders, as fair and good enough, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) J&K Executive Member, Raman Suri today said that the newly carved-out constituencies and changed boundaries of other constituencies will end the alienation and bind people culturally, socially, politically as well as economically.
As the erstwhile state hadn’t seen any delimitation since past several decades, this exercise was very necessary for the welfare of people. The newly carved-out Parliamentary constituencies are in synchronisation with rest of the country and will give representatives fair opportunities to develop them socially as well as culturally. The changed boundaries have merged many inaccessible areas and have also made a platform for representatives to raise their voice in the House for development of infrastructure, which otherwise was never done seriously.
The new constituencies, both that of the Parliament as well as the Assembly, will bind people culturally, economically and socially as well as bring them out of isolation. Many of the new constituencies have now come out of the clutches of those trying to nurture their areas on the basis of caste, creed, region or religion. The manner in which members of the Delimitation Commission have changed the boundaries, added or removed areas of constituencies, it has paved a way for the representatives taking their constituencies on the path of development.
Suri said, the Delimitation Commission has done a commendable job by carving out Mata Vaishno Devi constituency, which will enable its representatives to solely concentrate on Katra, with which the facilities for pilgrims will be enhanced and every effort will be put in to develop the area to its full potential. This, he said, was a much needed affair that stands addressed and no one should show their reservation over this new constituency.
Reservation of nine constituencies for STs and seven for SCs, six new Assembly seats in Jammu, a new constituency in the remotest area of Paddar, changed boundaries of all five Lok Sabha seats and new Anantnag Lok Sabha seat with Poonch and Rajouri in it, have all been done meticulously to balance the socio-economic stakes of people and cultural and political bindings, Raman Suri added.