Srinagar 27 November (KNB): The newly elected Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattu Friday formally joined Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) at the party’s head office in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar.
Junaid was welcomed in the partyfold by its president and former minister Syed Altaf Bukhari and other members of the party.
Srinagar Mayor said, “Apni Party seems to be the only credible alternative to the politics of exploitation that has been heralded by the traditional mainstream in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Pertinently, Junaid Azim Mattu returned as the mayor of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on 25th November, less than six months after he was ousted from the office through a no-confidence motion.
In 2009, Mattu had joined Sajjad Lones People’s Conference and served as the Srinagar district president for the party.
Further, in 2013, he switched to the National Conference party (NC) and served as its spokesman. He then went on to switch back to the People’s Conference before contesting the Srinagar municipal corporation elections in 2018. (KNB)