Srinagar: Former National Conference leader Junaid Mattu on Tuesday won the elections held for the post of Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).
An official said that Mattu polled 40 out of total 74 votes.
Earlier, in September, Junaid Azim Mattu resigned from the party, citing ‘humble disagreement’ with boycott of local body polls.
On Twitter, he had said, “Based on my humble disagreement with the party’s decision to boycott the upcoming ULB and Panchayat Polls, I have just sent my resignation from the party to the JKNC General Secretary. 1/n.”
“I strongly believe that leaving our grassroots democratic institutions open to misrepresentation would inflict serious harm on the State and also wreak havoc with our social fabric and cultural legacy. 2/n.”
“I will announce my candidature for the ULB elections from Srinagar tomorrow in sha Allah and I remain committed to serving my people and helping the city I grew up in meet the challenges it’s faced with. I won’t be addressing the media or taking any questions today. 3/3.”
The ULB polls that had taken place in October in four phases across Jammu and Kashmir, in which the Valley had witnessed a low turnout and had seen ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secure four south Kashmir districts and rule in Jammu while the Congress surprisingly led a majority in the Valley.