President gives nod for delimitation in the NE States-THE HINDU-29-02-2020
The President has cancelled the earlier order of the Union government that deferred the delimitation exercise in the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland.
The latest Law Ministry order noted that there has been a significant improvement in the security situation and a reduction in insurgency incidents, making the situation conducive for carrying out the delimitation exercise now.
The delimitation exercise meant to readjust the division of each State and Union territory into territorial constituencies for the purpose of elections to the Lok Sabha and to the State Legislative Assemblies on the basis of 2001 census figures was completed by November 26, 2008.
However, the delimitation exercise under aegis of the Delimitation Commission was postponed in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland. Given the unique problems of the region, there were concerns that the delimitation exercise would further destabilize the peace and public order in the region.