THE DISTRICT administration is all set for the hearing on delimitation of Parliamentary constituencies and Assembly segments scheduled here on September 12 at the convocation hall of DDU Gorakhpur University. Chief election commissioner N Gopal Swami, deputy commissioner of Delimitation Commission M Sarangi, secretary commission Sangara along with other members of the commission will hear the objections of the people’s representatives and members of various political parties on the day.
District magistrate Dr Hariom held a meeting to review the preparations for the hearing at the district collectorate and directed the subordinates to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the hearing. He said the associate members of the commission Shriprakash Jaiswal, Brijesh Pathak, Raviprakash Verma, MP Ram Gopal Yadav; Cabinet Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav, MLA Sukhdev Rajbhar, Ram Naresh Yadav, Samarpal Singh, and MLC Narendra Kumar Singh would participate in the hearing. He directed the officials to finish all preparations by September 10.
According to reports, on September 12 objections regarding delimitation of MP seats at Gorakhpur Sadar, Deoria, Kushinagar and Maharajganj will be entertained while in the second session on the same day objections regarding Sant Kabir Nagar, Basti and Siddharth Nagar Parliamentary constituencies and proposed reconstitution of the seats will be discussed.
On September 13, the commission would consider the proposed reconstitution of Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ballia Parliamentary seats. Sources said after the reconstitution on basis of the Census of 2001, the shape and size of various Assembly and Parliamentary seats would be changed, which could also disturb the political equation of various parties. The reservation roster over the seats will also change.
The sitting is considered to be significant, as the next general election would be held in changed constituencies.