Former NC spokesperson Junaid Mattu wins in civic polls


Srinagar: Junaid Azim Mattu, who quit National Conference (NC) to fight the civic polls from Srinagar, has won from Solina ward.

People’s Conference (PC) chief Sajad Lone was first to congratulate him over Twitter.

Earlier after the conclusion of the elections, Mattu had said that the challenge in Srinagar will be to raise “the standard of living of our poorest sections, facilitate economic activity and provide accessible localised healthcare, sanitation and scientific sewage/waste disposal. Lets hope the newly elected Corporation rises to the occasion!”

Since Mattu filed nominations, he is hopeful to become the Mayor of Srinagar city, with even Governor Satya Pal Malik also hinting same.

Mattu has a degree in finance from Michigan University, US, and used to be close aide of NC vice-president Omar Abdullah.

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