KTR slams Centre for population based delimitation process

Hyderabad, May 30 (NSS): BRS working president and IT Minister KT Rama Rao has strongly criticised the union government’s proposed delimitation process of Parliament constituencies based on population and said that the proposed process will disproportionately impact the South Indian States.

In a statement here on Tuesday, Minister  KT Rama Rao said that the South Indian States should not be penalised for effectively implementing the Central government’s policies on population control.

“With 33 percent GDP contribution, it’s unfair that representation of Southern States in Parliament may be limited to just 20 percent.

We need a fair and equitable system that ensures every region’s voice is heard,” KTR pointed out.

He said the delimitation of Lok Sabha seats after 2026, in its present form, will be a serious injustice to the Southern States.

“It is unfair and painful that the Southern States, which are moving forward with progressive policies, get fewer Lok Sabha seats due to this new delimitation. On the other hand, it is unfortunate that the States, especially the Northern States, are benefiting from the increase in Lok Sabha seats, which do not control the population despite the Central government’s repeated appeals,” the Minister said.

“Proud contributors to national economy and growth should not be undermined due to the inappropriate methods in Lok Sabha delimitation process,” KT Rama Rao reiterated.

He emphasised the need for leaders and people of all South States to raise their voices collectively cutting across political affiliations against the injustice meted out, due to the delimitation of Lok Sabha seats after 2026.(nss)

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