|July 20, 2016 at 10:32 am #6714|
The sarpanch of Borim village , who came into office just five days ago, has to face a no-trust motion.
A group of six panchas of the nine-member village panchayat issued a notice for the motion against sarpanch Constancio Luis Fernandes on Monday. Fernandes was elevated to the post of sarpanch through an election on July 14.
A source revealed that the ruling group had fielded Deepali Naik for the post. Fernandes came into the fray and demanded voting through secret ballots, which led to his victory with an extra vote by “mistake”.
“The no-trust motion would be a rectification of the mistake we committed. Normally we elect the sarpanch through a show of hands,” he told TOI.
Former sarpanch Sanjay Gaude, Deepali Naik, Nutan Naik, Parimal Samant, Prashila Muli and Tulshidas Gaude signed the no confidence motion notice which was submitted to the Ponda block development officer.
Source/Reference: Times of India, “Borim sarpanch faces no-trust motion“