Junaid Azim Matoo is the Mayor SMC
Srinagar: Junaid Azim Mattoo was on Tuesday appointed the Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation.
Mattoo was a Mayoral candidate of Sajad Lone’s People’s Conference. He defeated Congress’s Bashir Hajam.
“Junaid of PC got 40 votes,Congress candidate got 26 while 4 votes were declared invalid,” sources said. Sources said that Saleem lone, an independent, has been elected deputy mayor.
Hailing from uptown Srinagar, Matto came into politics after 2010 summer uprising and joined Sajad’s Peoples Conference as its spokesperson. He deserted the PC and joined National Conference and was again appointed spokesperson.
However, just before the municipal elections, Matto deserted the NC and fought the municipal elections independently. He won from Solina in Srinagar and soon got support of his former chairman Sajjad Lone.