BARAMULLA: National Conference (NC) councilor Masrat Kar was elected new chairman of Municipal Committee in apple town Sopore on Saturday.
Masrat Kar is daughter of veteran politician from Sopore Ghulam Rasool Kar. She defeated her opponent Irfan Ali of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the margin of six votes.
Out of total 18 votes, 12 votes were polled in favour of Masrat while 06 votes were polled in favour of Irfan Ali.
It is mentioned here that the post of chairman for MC Sopore was vacant after the majority of councilors moved no confidence motion against former chairman Abdul Ahmad Dar in January this year.