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Delimitation of UT of J&K

Published on May 06, 2022
Current Context: The Delimitation Commission has released the list of new constituencies.
Delimitation of UT of J&K
  • As ordered by the President of India, under Article 82 of the Indian Constitution, the Delimitation Commission has demarcated new legislative and parliamentary constituencies in the UT of J&K.
  • The Delimitation Commission headed by Retd. Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai has assigned 43 legislative constituencies to Jammu and 47 legislative constituencies to Kashmir respectively, considering their corresponding population of 44% and 56%.
  • The Commission which has 3 members including the chairman, Chief election commissioner, and state election commissioner, assigned 6 Lok Sabha constituencies to Jammu, while 1 Lok Sabha constituency to Kashmir.
  • The basis for Delimitation is Census 2011.

Question:

Q.1 How many new constituencies have been assigned to UT Jammu and Kashmir respectively?
a. 43 and 47
b. 47 and 43
c. 46 and 54
d. 44 and 56

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