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5-year term of Urban Local Bodies in J&K to end in October-November

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5-year term of Urban Local Bodies in J&K to end in October-November

SRINAGAR: The five-year term of urban local bodies in Jammu & Kashmir would end in October- November this year, officials said.

An official said that the incumbent Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Municipal Councils and Committees of the Union Territory would complete their five-year term later this year.

“The Srinagar Municipal Corporation would complete its term on November 05, 2023, while Jammu Municipal Corporation’s term would end on November 14, 2023,” he said, adding that the five–year term of a ULB is counted from the day of their first meeting.

The first meeting of SMC was held on November 6, 2018, and that of JMC on November 15, 2018. Junaid Azim Mattu and Chander Mohan Sharma were elected as mayors of SMC and JMC after the ULB elections, respectively.

According to the official, the five-year term of municipal Councils and Committees would also come to end in October- November this year.

The last urban local bodies polls were held in four phases in October 2018 during the Governor’s rule in the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir. While voter turnout remained impressive in the Jammu region, only 3.1 per cent of the eligible electorate exercised their voting rights in Kashmir. Only 31541 votes were polled in the Valley against the total electorate of 1032498—(KNO)


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5-year term of Urban Local Bodies in J&K to end in October-November