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SMC Mayor summoned by Election authorities for MCC violation

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Srinagar, Apr 12: Additional Deputy Commissioner, the Nodal officer for Model Code of Conduct for Srinagar parliamentary constituency today directed Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu to explain his conduct vis-a-vis alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct by his office.

The Mayor has also directed to deposit by Friday evening all the smart phones he has distributed among corporators.

“Whereas the complaint filed by Showkat Ahmad Mir, chief polling agent of the contesting candidate of National Conference to Chief Electoral Officer J&K says that you have distributed smart mobile phones among the SMC corporators and while monitoring the social media it stands verified, the status of which you have uploaded on your twitter handle @Mayor of Srinagar, you are hereby directed to immediately deposit all the smart phones distributed by you with this office by today evening and also explain your conduct in terms of the observation of Supreme Court of India with regard to violation of the Model Code of Conduct,” reads a letter (ADC/LS-ELEC-2019-476-79: Dated 12.04.2019) by Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, to SMC Mayor.

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