Former minister and people’s conference leader Sajad Gani Lone on Thursday claimed that Srinagar will have a Mayor from his party Peoples Conference.
Lone took to his Twitter handle to convey the news“All set Inshaallah to have the first mayor from PC. Expecting very good results. Time to give Srinagar what it deserves. A set of hardworking people who work there on the ground,” he wrote.
Earlier, governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik had stoked controversy for his remarks on Srinagar mayor.
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