There Is A Vacuum That Wants To Be Crammed: Ballot Panel Chief On Jammu And Kashmir Polls

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar spoke in regards to the electoral course of in J&Okay (Representational)

New Delhi:

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday stated the contemporary revision of electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir doesn’t disturb schedule or conduct a part of polls and the ballot panel is conscious that there’s a “vacuum” within the Union territory which must be stuffed.

Mr Kumar stated in J&Okay, the particular abstract revision came about taking October 1 because the qualifying date, whereas in the remainder of the nation, January 1 is the qualifying or deadline.

“We went for October 1 because the qualifying date there (J-Okay) as we wished to finish the method as quick as attainable. This course of (contemporary particular abstract revision) is to deliver them (J-Okay) at par so far as the voters’ checklist is anxious,” he advised reporters at a press convention convened to announce schedule for the Karnataka meeting polls.

Mr Kumar was responding to a query on the contemporary particular abstract revision of electoral rolls within the Union territory.

“However nonetheless, it doesn’t disturb the scheduled half, the conduct half that depends upon varied different components which we’ll come again to you. We’re conscious that there’s a vacuum that must be stuffed,” the CEC stated.

Just a few days in the past, the ballot panel had ordered a contemporary particular abstract revision of the electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir.

Whereas April 1 has been set because the qualifying date for the abstract revision, Might 10 is the date for publication of the ultimate electoral rolls.

Following a latest modification within the election legislation based mostly on the advice of the ballot panel, there are 4 qualifying dates or deadlines – January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 – to enrol as voters. Earlier, January 1 was the one deadline.

Lately, Mr Kumar had stated that meeting polls in J&Okay will probably be held protecting in thoughts varied components, together with climate and safety issues. He had famous that the delimitation course of within the UT was accomplished and so was the particular abstract revision or revision of electoral roll.

The CEC had stated returning officers and extra electoral registration officers had additionally been appointed within the rearranged and new constituencies.

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