SMC Voting: NC Expels Four Corporators

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday said that the party has expelled four of its corporators who defied its whip and voted in a no-confidence motion against SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu.

“NC had announced and directed it’s Corporators to abstain from participating in No Confidence motion in SMC. The four corporators out of our 11 who voted in this vote of no confidence are hereby expelled from the party. They are GN Sofi, Neelofar, Danish Bhat and Majid Shulloo,” NC tweeted from its official handle.

Former Mayor of Srinagar and party’s provincial president youth wing, Salman Sagar while expressing gratitude to corporators who abided by the party position and abstained from the recent no-confidence motion against the former Mayor, Junaid Mattu,  tweets,” Grateful to @JKNC_ corporators who abided by the party whip & abstained from the recent no confidence motion against former mayor. Pertinent to mention here that the incumbent Dy. Mayor sgr @Parvaiz_Qadri presided over the motion as his constitutional obligation.”

Junaid Mattu lost the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) floor test after a ‘no-confidence motion’ was passed against the outgoing Mayor.

The voting was held at the Banquet Hall amid a boycott by the Congress as 17 of its corporators besides 11 independents abstained from the exercise.

“The vote of ‘No Confidence Motion’ against me, and the @JKPC_has been passed in the SMC with 42 votes out of 70,” Mattu said in a tweet while blaming the BJP and National Conference for voting him out.

Junaid Mattu Unseated In Srinagar Municipal Corporation

“The seemingly unthinkable seems to have happened as @JKNC_and @BJP4Indiahave come together in Srinagar,” he said.

The BJP, however, distanced itself from the matter, saying former deputy mayor Sheikh Imran was behind the move to bring the present no-confidence motion.

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