“The instant Writ Petition is nothing but a frivolous attempt to challenge the orders of the Delimitation Commission without any basis.
The affidavit has been filed in the plea preferred by Srinagar-resident Haji Abdul Gani Khan.
In a letter to J&K’s chief electoral officer, the ECI has directed that the entire exercise of special summary revision of photo electoral rolls should be completed by October 31.
The three-member delimitation panel was headed by Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, a retired judge of the Supreme Court.
The leaders of the parties and the social groups met in Jammu on Monday and decided to agitate against the Delimitation Commission report.
With the Delimitation Commission submitting its final report, the first Assembly poll in the UT is likely to be held in October-November this year.
The Delimitation Commission has been tasked by the Indian government to redraw the boundaries of assembly and parliamentary constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.
The People's Conference said the delimitation report is a repeat of the past and accused the NC of providing sanctity to the delimitation exercise.
After the abrogation of Article 370, the Home Ministry increased seats of the J&K Assembly from existing 83 seats (46 in Kashmir and 37 in Jammu region) to 90.
The Commission would be visiting Jammu and Kashmir on March 28 and 29 for public sittings. The location and timing of the sitting will be notified separately.
Sources said that the BJP chief asked leaders and workers to gear up for Assembly polls, which is likely in October-November after completion of the delimitation exercise.
The panel has asked the five associate members (three NC MPs and two BJP MPs) to submit their objections by March 4.