Delimitation order out, city gets 19 more assembly seats
With the delimitation order finally coming into force from Wednesday, 19 new assembly constituencies were added to the list of the existing 70 in Delhi, while 19 others were deleted. Starting today, election officials will also start a door-to-door survey to verify images of voters for finalising the photo electoral roll. The final photo electoral roll will be out by September 15.
“The officials will visit houses till June 30 for verification of the working sheet of photo electoral rolls and collecting photographs of those voters whose image we currently do not have. The work has to be finished by July 31,” said Satbir Silas Bedi, chief electoral officer (Delhi).
The election office will then issue the draft photo electoral roll for filing of claims and objections, which will be recorded between August 1-16. Voters can use the Form 001B for getting photographs clicked for the photo identity cards.
Six areas that were erroneously included in certain assembly constituencies were also re-designated. Keshavpuram pocket C-3, MIG Flats no 97-112 was shifted from the Trinagar assembly constituency to Wazirpur, Sardar Colony to Badli from Rithala, Opposite Samaipur-Badli T-Huts to Rohini from Rithala, Kasturba Gram Kushtha Ashram House no 1-155, Block A 1-35 and Block B-1-21 to Seemapuri from Gokalpur, Dilshad Colony (DLF Colony), Block B, Plot no 39-47 and 51-61 to Seemapuri from Shahdara, Jasola Village CN 793, 794, and 796, 795, 797-800 and 703/2-730 from Badarpur to Okhla.
“We will also start sending out election photo identity cards from August 1,” said Devesh Singh, joint chief electoral officer.
The newly formed 19 assembly constituencies are Burari, Rithala, Mundka, Kirari, Rohini, Vikaspuri, Uttam Nagar, Dwarka, Matiala, Bijwasan, Chhatarpur, Deoli, Sangam Vihar, Greater Kailash, Kondli, Laxmi Nagar, Gokulpur, Mustafabad and New Delhi.
* Election officials said after the delimitation exercise carried out on the basis of the population census 2001, no assembly constituency had more than 2 lakh voters. “The city has a total of 1.12 crore voters, of which 62.6 lakh are male and 49.5 lakh are female. The ratio of female electors is 791 against per 1,000 males,” said an official.