JAMMU: Several opposition parties and social organisations, jointly held a protest demonstration and salient sit-in ‘dharna’ in front of Election Commission office, here today, seeking rejection of the Delimitation report, terming it as biased, politically motivated and against the basic norms and ground situations of connectivity and contiguity.
The senior leaders of main Opposition parties including Congress, National Conference, PDP, CPIM, CPI, IDP Shiv Sena, Akali Dal (Badal) and ANC besides some social organisations like statehood Mission, Deshbhagat Yaadgar Committee, JMF and others participated in the sit in, which was coordinated by All Parties United Morcha (APUM).
The protestors raised slogans and carried play cards against the DELIMITATION COMMISSION and demanded rejection of delimitation report terming it totally biased and politically motivated at behest of ruling BJP and against all basic norms and ground realities of geography, topography, population and other physical features and public convenience.
Prominent leaders who attended the sit-in included APUM- Sheikh Abdul Rehman, Ex MP, Ravinder Sharma Chief Spokesperson Congress, Ved Mahajan (Ex- MLC), Shah Mohd Chaudhary, Vinod Sharma, Hari Singh Chib, Ram Paul, Ex Minister, Qazi Jalaluddin, Ex MLA, Sdr. Amreek Singh Reen General Secretary, Virinder Singh Sonu, Bhushan Dogra, Chattar Singh Saini, Ranbir Singh, Manish Sahni, Com Om Prakash, Com Kishore, Com Ashwani Pradhan, Akali Dal Badal, Sdr. Mohinder Singh, Sdr. Gian Singh, Sunil Dimple, Zaffar Sujah, Narinder Singh Khalsa, Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Committee and others
Later briefing media persons, leaders of different political parties and organizations rejected the delimitation report in one voice and said that their joint struggle shall continue against the biased report. The political parties have their respective stated positions on different issues but are unanimous in their opposition to the report of the delimitation, which is highly objectionable biased and contrary to the basic norms, said Sheikh Abdul Rehman (Ex-MP).
Ravinder Sharma-Chief Spokesperson Congress said the report is not acceptable to almost all non-BJP political parties in the present form which needs to be reviewed before its acceptance, if the Govt. is interested in doing justice to the people and hold free and fair elections. We have raised our voice against it from a common platform to convey to the Centre that the report is highly controversial and not acceptable.