Polls In J&K Anytime Soon: BJP MP

Srinagar- As the delimitation panel has redrawn the new electoral map of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Member of Parliament, K J Alphons on Tuesday said that elections in the Union Territory will happen anytime soon.

“The reorganisation and the delimitation of the constituencies have been done. The elections will happen anytime soon,” Alphons told a local news agency KNS.

Hailing the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP leader said that he was very happy to see the development and infrastructure building in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

“I visited many places like Pahalgam, Srinagar and all other places six months back. I saw tremendous changes and that is what the Prime Minister actually wanted to do, to bring back normalcy here,” he said.

“I was extremely happy to see the beautiful roads, great infrastructure and hospitals. In the past fifty years nothing had happened but now we see a whole lot of development,” he said.

He also urged the people of the country to visit Jammu and Kashmir and enjoy the beauty of the place.

“We all need to visit Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh to enjoy their hospitality, tourism. This will create jobs among the people,” he added.

On Friday last, the Law Ministry issued a notification saying that the orders of the Delimitation Commission which redrew the assembly and parliamentary constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir will “take effect” from May 20.

The panel’s two orders — one of March 14 dealing with the number of constituencies reserved for various categories and the second of May 5 dealing with the size of each constituency — will come into effect together from May 20, the notification said.

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