bjp: Voters will punish BJP, says NC, draws Lone ire | India News

SRINAGAR: With the Delimitation Commission for J&K releasing its final report on restructuring of assembly seats on Thursday, regional parties opposed it and called it “shots behind the scenes”.
The National Conference said it was studying the impact of the report on individual assembly segments but claimed BJP and its proxies will be punished by the voters whenever elections are held in the UT.
The People’s Conference led by Sajad Gani Lone, which is seen as an ally of BJP, accused NC of providing sanctity to the delimitation exercise after its MPs participated in the deliberations of the commission.
CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami said though the Delimitation Commission was constituted under the Delimitation Act of 2002, it has redrawn the constituencies of UT of J&K in accordance with the previsions of J&K Re-organisation Act 2019, which has been challenged in the Supreme Court. “The exercise is bound to disempower the people of Jammu & Kashmir in the long run,” he said.
Congress’ Saifuddin Soz said a look at the report reveals some of its “extremely negative” sides, which can never be accepted by the people of J&K.