|December 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm #3986|
Elections to three village panchayats in Pernem taluka will be held on December 9.
The village panchayats are Hasapur-Chandel, Halarane-Talarne and Kasarvarne. Although elections to 185 of the 189 village panchayats in Goa were held on May 16, polls were not held for these three panchayats as their terms had not ended.
Altogether 47 candidates are in the fray in 15 wards of the three panchayats. There are 24 male and 23 female candidates in the fray.
Sources informed that many of the sitting panch members have decided not to contest and in many wards new faces are contesting.
All most all the panchayats in the taluka are controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supported candidates.
Source/Reference: Times of India, “3 Pernem VPs to go to polls on December 9“