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Titos wants EC to complete delimitation exercise ahead before elections

On the objective to constitute the delimitation committee, the former KHADC chief said one is the anticipation of the amendment of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India  which seeks to increase the number of seats and to do that a delimitation committee has to be put in place.

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Opposition leader in the KHADC Titosstarwell Chyne on Monday said he would soon take up with the executive committee to ensure the delimitation committee have a timeframe to complete the delimitation exercise ahead of the elections, to be held next year.

“I will take up with EC that the delimitation committee should have a timeframe in order stakeholders including people or villages can submit their representation on time,” Chyne told reporters.

On the objective to constitute the delimitation committee, the former KHADC chief said one is the anticipation of the amendment of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India  which seeks to increase the number of seats and to do that a delimitation committee has to be put in place.

“Second, even if the amendment will not happen meaning the delimitation committee will conduct the reorganization of the constituencies as there are constituencies which have voters’ upto 50,000 and there are those with only 20,000. So there will be an adjustment on such issues. We have also done the exercise in the 2014 election. Umsning constituency was created and Laitkroh constituency was deleted,” he said.

“So this is a process which is legal. I have no comment but it depends on the EC how much time it is giving the delimitation committee to complete the exercise,” Chyne added.

Further, the opposition leader said, “I don’t think that the exercise will affect as it does not mean that you will require to extend the house but I feel reorganization of constituencies should be completed within one or two months.”

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