Ganderba: In a closely contested election, advocate Altaf Ahmad Lone was elected as the president of the Municipal Council Ganderbal on Thursday.
An official said that Altaf defeated his opponent, Abdul Rashid by a margin of 7 votes.
He said out of the 17 councillors, 12 voted in favor of Altaf while Rashid got only 5 votes.
Meanwhile, advocate Altaf expressed gratitude to the councillors and said his focus will be on ensuring proper sanitation, a clean atmosphere, and achieving the goal of a “Green Ganderbal.”
He also emphasized the need to address the issues being faced by the town and developing it on modern lines