Mayor, Dy Mayor Likely To Face ‘No Confidence Motion’

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SRINAGAR –  The incumbent Mayor Junaid Azim Mattoo and his Deputy Sheikh Imran of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) are set to face the motion of no confidence while as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has put-forth the names of its candidates for the Mayor and deputy Mayor’s designation.

No confidence motion would likely take place in the coming days wherein incumbent Mayor Mattoo and his deputy Imran will be asked to show the support of 36 Corporators, a local news gathering agency reported.

Pertinently, Mattoo and Imran are among the leaders who have been detained since August 5, when the government abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sources further stated that in view of less support of corporators to the Mayor Junaid, the no confidence motion will be conducted. “As the two meetings couldn’t take place for a long, now according the law, the councilors have mandate to go for no confidence motion,” sources said. They said that the councilors too have been demanding the change in the Mayoral posts.

However, they said that the BJP has put-forth the name of its candidate for Mayor and Deputy Mayor posts. Arif Majeed Pampori and Nazir Ahmad Gilkar have been selected by the party for nominations for the posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively.

Sources within the party said that the former minister Sunil Kumar Sharma has also visited Srinagar today to discuss the modalities in this regard. They said that the discussion is going on while as the councilors of BJP as well as independents too seek a Mayor from BJP. “All the processes in this regard will be completed in this week,” sources said. (KNO)


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