SMC Mayor survives no-confidence motion, deputy loses

SMC Mayor survives no-confidence motion, deputy loses

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Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu on Thursday survived a no-confidence motion as the resolution against him was withdrawn but his deputy Sheikh Imran was removed from the post.

"The no-confidence motion against the mayor was withdrawn and those supporting it were reduced to a minority," an official of the SMC said.

However, the no-confidence motion against SMC deputy mayor Imran was carried and he was removed from the post, the official said.

On Monday, 47 corporators out of the total 68 had moved a no-confidence motion against the SMC deputy mayor, while a majority of the corporators had expressed their support for Mattu.

An application had been submitted to the SMC commissioner against the deputy mayor having signatures of 47 corporators.

A no-confidence motion against Mattu had also been submitted a day later.