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BJP considers delimitation panel proposals

THE STATE BJP Delimitation Committee met at Deendayal Parisar today to take stock of situation arising out of proposals put forth by National Delimitation Commission.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 14:41 IST

THE STATE BJP Delimitation Committee met at Deendayal Parisar today to take stock of situation arising out of proposals put forth by National Delimitation Commission.

Given the magnitude of the proposals regarding redrawing of boundaries of the assembly constituencies, the meeting suggested that the BJP MLAs hold their meetings division wise in the State Assembly premises tomorrow.

The MLAs would submit their objections/suggestions to the respective division in-charge leaders. Later, all the MLAs would meet at the State BJP office at 7 in the evening.

On receiving the objections/suggestions from the MLAs, the BJP Delimitation Committee members would submit the same to the Election Commission of India after looking into every aspect of such objections and suggestions.

As far as division wise meeting of the MLAs is concerned Minister for Public Health and Medical Education Dr Ajay Vishnoi would chair the meeting of MLAs of the Jabalpur division, while former minister Umashankar Gupta would chair the meeting of the MLAs from Bhopal, Ujjain and Sagar divisions.

MLA Lalsingh Arya would preside the meeting of Gwalior and Rewa divisions, while MLA Laxman Singh Gaud would preside the meeting of Indore division.

Prominent among those who attended today’s meeting included Member of Parliament Kailash Joshi, Delimitation Committee convener Raghunandan Sharma, Minister for Public Health and Medical Education Dr Ajay Vishnoi, former minister Umashankar Gupta, Lalsingh Arya, Prakash Chittoda and Brijendra Tiwari.

Talking to Hindustan Times, one of the members of the Delimitation Committee said that the meeting today discussed the strategy to deal with the Delimitation Commission’s proposal.

He said an impression had been created that certain assembly constituencies had been obliterated. The fact was that the constituencies still existed. Only their geographical boundaries had seen certain changes and they had got new names. For instance, Majhauli assembly constituency had its name replaced with Patan.

Patan is already a constituency’s name. Area wise Patan is a larger town compared to Majhauli. Therefore it has been proposed to rename the constituency as Patan. Similarly, given the percentage of population of SC/ST/General, the constituencies had been allotted general or reserved category.

First Published: Mar 06, 2006 14:41 IST