5-year term of SMC, JMC, other ULBs to end in Oct-Nov

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

An official said that 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 an ULB is counted from the day of their first meeting.

The first meeting of SMC was held on 6 November 2018 and that of JMC on 15 November 2018. Juniad Azim Mattu and Chander Mohan Sharma were elected as mayors of SMC and JMC after 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 Governor’s rule in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. While voter turnout remained impressive in Jammu region, only 3.1 percent 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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