3. Legislative Assembly and its composition –
(1) the total number of seats in the Legislative Assembly to be filled by persons chosen by direct election from territorial constituencies shall be seventy.
For the purpose of elections to the Legislative Assembly , the Capital shall be divided into single member assembly constituencies in accordance with the provisions of Part III in such manner that the population of each of the constituencies shall, so far as practicable, be the same throughout the Capital.
Seats shall be reserved for the Scheduled Castes in the Legislative Assembly, and the number of seats so reserved shall bear , as nearly as may be, the same proportion to the total number of seats in the Assembly as the population of the Scheduled Castes in the Capital bears to the total population of the Capital and the provisions of Article 334 shall apply to such reservation.
Explanation.—In this section, the expression “population” means the population as ascertained in the last preceding census of which the relevant figures have been published:
Provided that where such figures have not been published, then for the purposes of elections for the constitution of the first Legislative Assembly under this Act, the provisional figures of the Capital as published in relation to the 1991 census shall be deemed to be the population of the Capital.