Guwahati: ECI concludes three-day public hearing on draft Delimitation proposal for Assam

The Election Commission of India (ECI) concluded the three-day public hearing on the draft Delimitation proposal for Assam in Guwahati today.

 The Commission comprising Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel held hearings from representatives of political parties, civil society organizations, and members of the public on the draft delimitation proposal. The public hearings are part of the consultative exercise by the Commission during the process of delimitation.  The Commission heard over 1200 representations from 31 districts and 20 political parties and more than 6000 persons participated in the consultative exercise.

 The Delimitation proposal seeks to retain the number of Lok Sabha seats at 14 and the number of Assembly seats at 126.  The Scheduled Tribes are proposed to be allocated 19 seats out of 126 seats in the State Assembly, and 2 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats. The Scheduled Castes are proposed to be allocated 9 seats in the Assembly, and One seat in the Lok Sabha. The last delimitation exercise in Assam was carried out in 1976.

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