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Mayor's election in Sriangar Municipal Corp. postponed

Written by: Staff
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Srinagar, Mar 6 (UNI) The election to the post of mayor and deputy mayor in the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) was postponed after all the four candidates withdrew their names from the contest.

Official sources said four National Conference candidates, who have filed their papers for mayor and deputy mayor in the SMC today announced they were withdrawing their nomination from the contest, shortly before the elections.

Election to the post of mayor and deputy mayor is due in March as the previous body will complete a one year term at the end of this month.

The National Conference (NC), which is heading the SMC had issued a whip to its councillors to cast their votes in favour of party candidates in the election.

In a statement here, NC General Secretary Sheikh Nazir Ahmed asked the party councillors to abide by the high command's directions and cast their votes in favour of Abdul Rashid Pandit for the post of Mayor and Salman Ali Sagar for the deputy mayor's post.

While Mr Pandit represents Ali Kadal in the SMC, Mr Sagar is the NC Councillor from Barbarshah.

At present, Mr Ghulam Mustafa Bhat is the mayor of the SMC.

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