Mayor will for progress development and end illegal corruption : Bhat

Srinagar, Nov 25: BJP’s Kashmir unit on Wednesday welcomed Junaid Azim Mattu for being re-appointed as the Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) and urged him to work for progress and development of the Srinagar.

Party’s leader and Kashmir Media In-charge Manzoor Bhat in a statement welcomed the Mayor and extend him greetings on behalf of party leadership.

“SMC has given him mandate agains and Mattu will work for the progress and development of city,” he said.

Bhat said the primarily aim of conducting Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections was the development but SMC was turned into corruption hub by some black sheep’s over past few years.

He said from past several months, there were many complaints as SMC was headless due to which the developmental works have come to halt.

“Common people were suffering, while illegal constructions continued rampant in the city that has triggered massive public outrage,” Bhat said.

He said the party urged Mattu to work for the development of the Srinagar and take forward the developmental projects that have faced halt due to corruption in SMC.

Bhat said that the Mayor should focus on Srinagar’s smart city project and make it among one of the best cities in the country.

He also said there are many issues in Srinagar including lack of parking, defunct drainage, sanitation, waterlogging and other issues which need to be addressed immediately.

“After 2014 devastating floods, many developmental projects in the city were affected and now work on these projects need to bem completed on priority,” Bhat said.

He added that party leadership would not tolerate any kind of corruption in the corporation and urged SMC corporators to work shoulder to shoulder for the larger interest of the people.

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