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BJP's Chander Mohan Gupta set to be new mayor of Jammu, Purnima Sharma deputy mayor

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Senior BJP leaders Mohan and Saturday filed their nomination papers for the posts of and deputy mayor, respectively, in the Municipal Corporation.

Elections to the posts are scheduled for November 15.

BJP swept the Municipal Corporation (JMC) polls winning 43 out of the 75 wards. Elections to the corporation were held last month after a gap of 13 years.

Gupta, a in the BJP's and Kashmir unit, had won from Ward No. 33, while Sharma, a in the party's state unit, successfully contested the urban local body elections from Ward No. 1.

Civic body elections in were held in four phases between October 8 and October 16.

The BJP nominated as its and Sharma for the deputy mayor's post at a meeting at the party's headquarters here, a party said.

The meeting was attended by all the elected councillors of the BJP, he said.

BJP Jammu unit president and councillor, proposed the name of as the of the JMC. The decision was seconded by all the councillors, the said.

Similarly, he said state vice proposed the name of Sharma as deputy and all the councillors agreed to it, he said.

He said the BJP's top leadership as well as all the corporators expressed their full faith and trust in the efficacy and dedication of the both the leaders who resolved to work selflessly for the development of Jammu and Kashmir's winter capital, Jammu.

Gupta and Sharma filed their nominations at the office of the JMC. They were accompanied by senior party leaders, including MPs Jugal Kishore Sharma and Shamsher Singh Manhas.

My aim will be to make Jammu one of the clean and green cities of the country besides making it attractive to tourists visiting Vaishno Devi and other places, Gupta said after filing his papers.

Purnima thanked the party and the councillors in reposing faith in her and said she will work with dedication to make Jammu a better place for living.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 19:30 IST