Junaid Matoo 'elected' Srinagar Mayor
Kashmir News Trust Web Desk
SRINAGAR: Former National Conference leader Junaid Mattu on Tuesday elected as the Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).
An official said that Mattu polled 40 out of total 70 votes in the election held at SMC office in Karan Nagar. His nearest rival got 26 votes while four were declared invalid.
Mattu, who was a former spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, had filed his nomination for the top post in SMC as the candidate of Peoples Conference.
He had contested the polls from ward No. 14, 18 and 65 of the SMC.
Saleem Lone, an independent was elected as the Deputy Mayor of the SMC.
— Sajad Lone (@sajadlone) November 6, 2018
Junaid Mattoo, independent supported by Sajjad Lone’s People’s Conference and BJP has won d Mayor post of Srinagar. He polled against d combined candidate of PDP, NC and Congress by 40 votes to 26 votes. Congrats Junaid and Sajjad n all Corporators.
— Ram Madhav (@rammadhavbjp) November 6, 2018