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Fayaz Malik elected President fruit Mandi Sopore

Fayaz Malik elected President fruit Mandi Sopore
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Sopore: Fayaz Ahmad Malik @Kakaji has been elected as the President of Asia’s 2nd largest Fruit Mandi in Sopore, for which elections were held on Saturday.

After the completion of the tenure of the president, election board of fruit growers and dealers Association Sopore issued notification for new elections. Two candidates filed their nomination papers and after counting of votes, Kakaji secured 499 highest number of votes.

Large number of fruit growers and members of fruit Mandi were present on the occasion, reports said.

The election was held at fruit mandi Sopore in which out of 931 registered voters Fayaz Ahmad Malik got 499 votes while as his opponent Mushtaq Ahmad Tantray gets 397 votes and 33 votes were treated as rejected, a statement issued by the election board.

It said that Fayaz Ahmad Malik @Kakaji won by a margin of 102 votes and was re-elected as president of fruit growers and dealers association fruit mandi Sopore for the tenure of next five years.

Meanwhile, president traders federation Sopore Haji Mohammad Ashraf Ganaie, president industrialist Sopore Javid Ahmad Bhat, president Buyers and forwarding union fruit mandi Sopore Mr Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, Transport association and labourers association of mandi congratulated Fayaz Ahmad Malik for being elected as president for the second time in a row.

After being elected as president Malik said that he is thankful for the union members for reposing trust on him once again. He said that he will do his best for making the trade body more strong and will try to provide all facilities to the members as well as other traders associated with the fruit mandi Sopore and assured them that he will work tirelessly to solve the different problems of this biggest trade center of north kashmir fruit Mandi Sopore and traders faced by them.

Pertinently, in 2018 election Fayaz Ahmad Malik has also secured highest number of votes, 374 out of 945 votes, followed by Farooq Ahmad Bhat, who secured 327, since then Fayaz Ahmad Malik @ Kakaki was leading the association

Bilal Ahmad

Bilal Ahmad is a reporter and covers city beat and sports, can be contacted [email protected].

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