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Assam: Election Commission’s public hearing on delimitation is complete

Guwahati, 21 July: The public hearing on the delimitation of constituencies in the state has been completed. On Friday, the Election Commission team held a meeting with public representatives from several districts. The Election Commission assured the representatives that their demands would be considered within the constitutional framework.
On the third and final day of the public hearing on delimitation of constituencies, the Election Commission team held meetings with representatives of Tinsukia, Dhemaji, and Lakhimpur districts and representatives of Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Golaghat, and Majuli districts from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at Shrimant Sankardev International Auditorium.

It is noteworthy that in three days, the Election Commission team held meetings with 1200 representatives of 31 districts in the state and representatives of 20 political parties. During this, the Election Commission assured the representatives that, as far as possible, their demands would be considered by staying within the constitutional ambit.

Earlier on Thursday, a meeting was held with the representatives of Darrang, Hailakandi, Cachar, and South Salmara in Hall No. 3 of the Srimanta Sankardeva International Auditorium. I had meetings with representatives of Nagaon, Morigaon, and Dhubri districts at the Sri Sri Madhavdev Auditorium. On Thursday, under the leadership of state BJP president Bhavesh Kalita, several ministers of the state government and heads of various units of the party held a meeting with the Election Commission team. In this meeting, several proposals for amendments were made by the BJP in this regard. On Wednesday, the first day of the meeting, representatives of 270 organisations, besides parties and organisations from 35 constituencies in nine districts, met the Election Commission. On the same day, the leaders of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) also met the Election Commission and presented their proposal.

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