Srinagar, Nov 27: Backed by BJP and Congress in recently held Mayor election, the newly elected Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Junaid Azim Matto is all set to join Apni Party today, sources said.
Reliable sources told news agency Kashmir Dot Com-(KDC) that Junaid is all set to join the Altaf Bukhari led Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) and announcement is likely to be made in today afternoon.
Pertinently, Junaid Mattu was initially associated with National Conference and had resigned from NC to join Sajjad Lone led people’s conference.
Citing disagreement over boycott of J-K civic polls Matto had contested the ULB elections and had become the Mayor of the city.
Peoples Conference recently had disassociated itself from Junaid Mattto.
Junaid once again contested Mayor Elections, held on Tuesday, which he won with 44 votes as against 7 votes bagged by his opponent and former Deputy Mayor SMC, Sheikh Mohammad Imran.
Pertinently in this election, which was marked with violence, Junaid was backed by BJP and Congress, while NC, PC and PDP alleged that their coporators were manhandled and forcibly stopped from voting at the behest of ruling party clear the way for Junaid Matto to get elected to the chair of City Mayor. (KDC)