The Jammu and Kashmir delimitation commission has published its proposals in the gazettes of India and J&K and invited objections and suggestions till March 21.
The commission has announced that it will visit the union territory on March 28 and 29 for public sittings.
The commission has incorporated two detailed dissenting notes signed by three National Conference (NC) Lok Sabha members including Dr Farooq Abdullah, Mohammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi.
Five Lok Sabha members from Jammu and Kashmir are associate members of the commission. In addition to three from the NC, the other two are union minister of state in the PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh and Jugal Kishore of the BJP.
In its dissenting note, the NC has challenged the constitution of the commission. The NC’s dissenting note also pertains to the different assembly constituencies proposed by the panel.
The statement by the commission has said that the number of Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir will remain five.
Jammu division will have Jammu-Reasi and Udhampur-Doda constituencies while Kashmir division will have Srinagar-Budgam and Baramulla-Kupwara. Anantnag-Poonch seat will be part of both the divisions.
As per the proposals of the panel, J&K will have 90 assembly constituencies out of which seven segments will be reserved for SCs and nine for STs.