New Delhi, Feb 14 : The Union Cabinet today decided that the next general elections and assembly polls would be held as per the new delimited constituencies.
However, the new recommendations of the Delimitation Commission would not apply to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Jharkhand.
A meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today decided to recommend to the President to issue notifications at the earliest to implement the Delimitation Commission recommendations.
"This will bring the new delimitation orders issued by the Delimitation Commission into force and pave the way for election to the House of the People and the Legislative Assembly of each State on the basis of new territorial constituencies," Information and Broadcasting Minister P R Dasmunsi told reporters here.
The Cabinet also approved a proposal to supersede the earlier Delimitation Order of 1976 and to amend the Representation of the People Act 1950 to reflect the changes in reservation of SC and ST seats as per the newly delimited constituencies.