Assam: 12-hr bandh called in Barak Valley to oppose ECI’s delimitation draft

The bandh called on Tuesday in three districts of Barak Valley-Cachar,  Karimganj and Hailakandi...........

SILCHAR- In view of  proposed 12-hour bandh in Barak Valley on June 27, called  by various organizations protesting the ECI’s delimitation draft,  the Cachar Police on Monday conducted a Flag March in Silchar town.

The bandh called on Tuesday in three districts of Barak Valley-Cachar,  Karimganj and Hailakandi- as a mark of protest against the proposed delimitation draft by the Election Commission of India (ECI).

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The Election Commission of India (ECI), on 20 June, released a draft of the proposed delimitation for Assam’s 126 assembly seats and 14 Lok Sabha seats, which has angered many in the state’s Barak Valley.

The three districts of Barak Valley – Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi – had 15 assembly constituencies till 2021 elections but the new draft reduces the number to 13. Apart from demographic changes, the names of a few constituencies will also be changed as per the proposal.

Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Opposition parties including Congress, Trinamool Congress and left parties, and voters are opposing the proposal due to the reduction and reshuffling of seats.

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Apart from reducing the number of assembly seats in the Barak Valley, the ECI has proposed to reserve the Silchar Lok Sabha seat for the Scheduled Castes and has proposed to make the Karimganj seat a general seat, which was an SC reserved seat since Independence.

Assam Congress’s working president, Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha, said that this is a conspiracy against the people of Barak Valley and also against a particular community.

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The BJP’s Cachar district unit on Thursday organised an internal meeting where several members of the party expressed dissatisfaction over the ECI’s decision. Silchar MLA, Dipayan Chakraborty, said that they are going to express their views before the state committee and they are optimistic that some decisions will be rectified.

In the draft, the ECI has proposed reducing assembly seats of Hailakandi from three to two. The Katlicherra constituency will be removed if the proposed draft gets finalised. According to media report, Algapur MLA, Sujam Uddin Laskar, from AIUDF, said that he’ll move to Guwahati High Court against this decision.


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