New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) Criticising the delay by the Centre in implementing the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission, BJP MLA Vijay Jolly today called for the immediate implementation of the report of the commission to remove political uncertainty.
Addressing a press meet here, Mr Jolly, who last week filed a PIL in the Supreme Court for enforcing the recommendations of the commission, alleged that despite the fact that the Delimitation Commission has completed the process of delimitation of constituencies in 25 states of the country in August, the Government had put the report in cold storage as many of the Cabinet Ministers in the UPA Government and senior Congress allies including CPM stalwarts stand to lose their political pocket boroughs.
In fact, Mr Jolly had, on November 29, filed a PIL in the Supreme Court in his capacity as the president of the Delhi Study Group. The PIL came up for hearing before a bench of the apex Court comrising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices R V Raveendran and J M Panchal. Eminent lawyer Pinky Anand appeared for the petitioner and sough early hearing.
The court has fixed December 10 as the next date for hearing on which Senior counsel and former union Law Minister Arun Jaitley would appear in the court.
Pointing out that from December 2007 to November 2008, elections in 11 state of India including Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and J and K are scheduled, Mr Jolly said,''since the delimitation Commission has notified and completed the process in 25 states of India, it is obligatory for the Centre to place the matter before the Preisdent and have formal orders for its implementation.
''Under Article 82 and Article 170 (3) of the Constitution, the readjustment and delimitation of these constituencies can become effective only from the date specified by the President through an order,'' Mr Jolly said.
He said the writ petition was necessitated as a representation send by the Delhi study Group to the Centre to lay the notifications for Presidential orders alicited no response.
''The intention of the PIL is to remove political uncertainty. And uncertainty affects development and progress,''he said.