In a closely contested election, advocate Altaf Ahmad Lone was elected as the president of the Municipal Council Ganderbal on Thursday.
An official said that Altaf defeated his opponent, Abdul Rashid by a margin of seven votes.
He said out of the 17 councillors, 12 voted in favor of Altaf while Rashid got only five votes.
Meanwhile, advocate Altaf expressed gratitude to the councillors and said his focus will be on ensuring proper sanitation, a clean atmosphere, and achieving the goal of a “Green Ganderbal”.
He also emphasized the need to address the issues being faced by the town and develop it on modern lines. (KNO)