DPAP’s Omar Kakroo elected as President MC Baramulla, defeating Raina

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Azad congratulates Kakroo, describes it ‘monumental victory’ for DPAP

Waris Fayaz

 A councilor affiliated with Ghulam Nabi Azad led party DPAP was on Friday elected as new president Municipal Council Baramulla after he defeated his rival candidate by a margin of one vote.

According to details available with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), out of 18 votes, Kakroo got nine votes while his opponent, Touseef Raina got eight votes. One vote was rejected as the councilor (Ashiq Ahmed Ganaie @ Ashiq MLA) opted to stay away from the secret ballot voting.

“This is victory of my people, my councilors. We will work together as a team to carry out the development activities in MC Baramulla,” Kakroo as per KNO told media after being elected as the civic body chief.

Former MC President Touseef Raina said that he will continue to work for the betterment of Baramulla.

Meanwhile, former chief minister and Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) chief Ghulam Nabi Azad congratulated Kakroo for being elected as MC Baramulla president.

“Congratulations to Umar Kakroo sahib on being elected as Chairman, Municipal Council Baramulla! A monumental victory for DPAP in Kashmir. Kudos to Kakroo sahib, Distt President Shoaib Lone sahib, and all DPAP members for their dedicated efforts in securing this prestigious position. I’m confident that the team will work diligently to fulfill their promises and serve the people,” he tweeted.

The the post of the president was lying vacant after Raina lost floor test after a no confidence motion was moved by councilors against him on May 25

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