New Delhi: The delimitation commission will visit Jammu and Kashmir between July 6-9 and interact with political parties, public representatives and officials of the Union Territory to gather “first-hand” information of the mega exercise to carve out new constituencies, the EC said on Wednesday.Also Read - Devendra Fadnvais Should Take Charge as Deputy CM of Maharashtra, Says BJP President JP Nadda

A decision in this regard was taken after a meeting of the poll panel that was chaired by delimitation commission chairperson Justice (retd) Ranjana Prakash Desai and Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra, it said. Also Read - Snow Leopard Roars At Photographer's DSLR, Stunning Pic Mesmerises The Internet | Viral Image

“The commission expects that all stakeholders will cooperate in this endeavour and provide valuable suggestions so that the task of delimitation is completed timely,” an Election Commission (EC) spokesperson said in a statement issue. Also Read - Rhododendrons and Snow Leopards, Check Out These 5 Unexplored National Parks Of Himalayas

The Delimitation Commission tasked to carve out new constituencies in Jammu & Kashmir. Former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai heads the commission, which was constituted in March 2020 to redraw the Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies of Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Nagaland. Election commissioner Sushil Chandra and election commissioners of Jammu & Kashmir and the three states are ex-officio members of the commission.

(With PTI Inputs)