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Election Commission’s Assam Delimitation Order Comes Into Force

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NEW DELHI, Aug 16 (PTI): The Election Commission’s final order on the delimitation of Assam came into effect on Wednesday, according to an official notification.

The poll panel on August 11 had published its final report on the delimitation of assembly and parliamentary constituencies in the state, keeping their total number unchanged at 126 and 14, respectively.

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It had also revised the nomenclature of 19 assembly constituencies and a parliamentary constituency.

Nineteen assembly and two Lok Sabha constituencies have been reserved for Scheduled Tribes (STs). One Lok Sabha constituency and nine assembly constituencies have been reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs).

According to the notification issued by the law ministry on Wednesday on behalf of President Droupadi Murmu, August 16, 2023, has been specified as the date on which the Election Commission’s order in respect to Assam will take effect.

Announcing the news on X (formerly known as Twitter), Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Today the Honorable President has approved the Delimitation Notification issued by the Election Commission of India for Assam. A significant milestone has been achieved in the history of Assam. Jai Maa Bharati. Jai Aai Asom”

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