The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer called for an all-party meeting which is scheduled to take place on Monday at around 4 pm for the summary revision of electoral rolls.
All major political parties in Jammu and Kashmir are invited to participate in the meeting. Speaking about the meeting, BJP leader and former deputy CM Kavinder Gupta on Sunday said, “Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Hirdesh Kumar has called an all-party meeting in Jammu and Kashmir. It is expected that the democratic process which is starting after delimitation can be discussed. It is also expected to get clarity on the addition of 25 lakh voters in Jammu and Kashmir. After 2019 no summary revision was done. The upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are also expected to be disused in the meeting.”
It is pertinent to mention that this is the first special summary revision of electoral rolls after the abrogation of Article 370. The meeting has been called to review the claim of parties over the addition of new 25 lakh voters in the Union Territory.
However, Jammu and Kashmir administration had earlier clarified that the addition of 25 lakh voters by outsiders is a “misrepresentation of facts”. “This revision of electoral rolls will cover existing residents of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the increase in numbers will be of the voters who have attained the age of 18 years as of October 1 or earlier,” the J-K administration stated.