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Modi government deliberating to pave way for Hindu Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delji, June 4 : Amit Shah is mainly focusing on Jammu and Kashmir and therefore  discussions are going on  redrawing the long pending delimitation of constituencies in the state.Union home minister Amit Shah deliberated upon the proposal to lift the freeze on delimitation in the state. If delimitation is implemented, it could alter the electoral map of the state, thus enabling a larger representation from Jammu by virtue of its size thereby opening the door for a Hindu Chief Minister.

Till now, the state has always seen a Muslim chief minister from the Jammu region.The position of deputy chief minister has always been accorded to a Hindu from the state no matter which government came in power.

The delimitation could pave way for lawmakers from Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir to have a larger representation in the state Assembly,

The meeting was chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah and attended by J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik.With President’s Rule operational in Jammu and Kashmir, Shah has held a closed-door meeting with Intelligence Bureau Director Rajiv Jain and Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba.

It is expected that a delimitation commission would be appointed soon.

The state Assembly was created in 1939. The Sheikh Abdullah government in the state brought 43 seats in Kashmir, 30 for Jammu and two for Ladakh region. At present, the state of Jammu and Kashmir assembly has 87 seats of which Jammu has 37, Kashmir has 46 and Ladakh has four.

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