Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said delimitation exercise and peaceful elections were important milestones in restoring statehood as promised in Parliament.
“We are committed to ensure all round development of J&K,” Amit Shah tweeted.
“The future of Jammu and Kashmir was discussed and the delimitation exercise and peaceful elections are important milestones in restoring statehood as promised in parliament,” he said, adding, “Today’s meeting on Jammu and Kashmir was conducted in a very cordial environment. Everyone expressed their commitment to democracy and the constitution. It was stressed to strengthen the democratic process in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Government has already set up a Delimitation Commission headed by Justice (retd) Ranjana Desai for redrawing constituencies in the next few months. The Commission was granted one year’s extension in March this year.
The Union Home Minister, while tabling the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 in Parliament, had given an assurance that the Centre would grant full statehood to Jammu and Kashmir at an appropriate time.
Amit Shah said that Jammu & Kashmir has come a long way with major boost to development along with transparency, as per the official statement. “Around 90% saturation has been achieved in individual beneficiary Central Government schemes in J&K. Several major road projects, two new AIIMS, 7 new Medical Colleges are being set up. New industrial policy has been notified with Rs 28,400 crore package to accelerate industrial growth in J&K with creation of 4.5 lakh jobs.”
He emphasized that the delimitation exercise and peaceful elections are important milestones in restoring statehood as promised in parliament.