“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,” Sarma said on X, formerly Twitter.
As per the EC’s final report on Assam delimitation, the number of assembly and parliamentary constituencies in the state have been kept unchanged at 126 and 14, respectively. In its final order, the poll panel has revised the nomenclature of one parliamentary and 19 assembly constituencies.
According to a statement by the poll body, 19 assembly and two Lok Sabha constituencies have been reserved for Scheduled Tribes (STs).
One Lok Sabha and nine assembly constituencies have been reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs).
All assembly and parliamentary constituencies in the state were delimited (redrawn) based on the 2001 Census.
One parliamentary and some assembly constituencies have been given “paired names” such as Darrang-Udalgiri, Hajo-Sualkuchi, Boko-Chaygaon, Nagaon-Batadraba, Bhowanipur-Sorbhog, Algapur-Katlichera, in view of the demand from members of the public, the poll panel said.
Referring to certain salient features of the final report, the Election Commission (EC) said the lowest administrative unit has been taken as ‘village’ in rural areas and ‘ward’ in urban areas. Accordingly, village and ward have been kept intact and have not been broken anywhere in the state.
SC assembly seats have increased from eight to nine, and ST assembly seats have gone up from 16 to 19.
There has also been an increase of assembly constituencies in Bodoland districts from 11 to 15.
(With inputs from agencies)