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Delimitation Commission to visit HP in June

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Shimla, Mar 23 (UNI) The Delimitation Commission of India will visit Himachal Pradesh in the first week of June for public hearing on the draft proposals circulated for delimitation of four Lok Sabha and 68 assembly seats in the state, official sources said.

The Commission will hold public hearing at Dharamshala on June 1, at Mandi on June 3, and at Shimla on June 5 before finalising the proposals.

The sources said yesterday as per the draft proposals, a new assembly segment of Manali would be created in Kullu district due to the phenomenal increase in population, while Kangra would lose one assembly seat due to the declining population.

Kullu and Kangra districts would now have four and 15 assembly constituencies respectively and the number of seats reserved for Scheduled Castes would also increase from 16 to 17 due to increase in their population in 2001 census.

The Solan assembly segment would be reserved while decision regarding reserving Rohru or Chopal constituencies in Shimla, Baijnath or Jaisinghpur in Kangra district would be taken after hearing public objections, the sources said.

Kumarsain assembly constituency in Shimla district would cease to exist and a new constituency of Shimla-rural would be carved out by redrawing the boundaries of Theog, Kumarsein, Kusumpti and Shimla assembly constituencies.

The additional reserved assembly constituency would go to Solan district, while Kusumpati assembly segment would be de-reserved, the sources added.

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