Srinagar Mayor faces floor test today

Srinagar Mayor faces floor test today

Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu is all set to face a floor test tomorrow even as the Congress on Monday distanced itself from the exercise.

While the Congress has the highest number of councillors (17) in a House of 70, mostly comprising independents, hectic parleys, mostly secret, were held today among political parties of the region.

Sources said Mattu had a meeting with the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee president GA Mir to seek his support. However, the Congress said it would “refrain from” the process.

“The party, after a discussion with senior party leaders and councillors held in Srinagar, decided to refrain from the no-confidence motion moved against the Mayor on Tuesday,” the Congress statement said. — TNS

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