|January 12, 2019 at 11:23 am #8378|
Nityanand Kandolkar has been elected as new sarpanch and Ajakshya Phadte as deputy sarpanch of Colvale panchayat. Following the election, the panchayat will now be backed by Tivim MLA Nilkanth Halarnkar.
On October 24 last year, six panch members of Colvale panchayat had moved a no confidence motion against earlier sarpanch Dasharath Bicholkar and deputy sarpanch Rati Varkhandkar for allegedly not taking members into confidence. The motion was passed by 6-3 votes. On Friday, a special meeting was called for election of new sarpanch and deputy, which was presided over by officer from BDO office Manohar Parwar along with panchayat secretary Bhiva Thakur.
Tivim MLA Nilkanth Halarnkar informed media persons that “there are expectations that the new sarpanch and deputy sarpanch will work in the interest of the villagers.”
Newly-elected sarpanch said that “our priority will be to work for development of the village and we will do follow up on proposed works like door-to-door garbage collection, market project. We will also take up water supply problem with PWD.”
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Colvale panchayat gets new sarpanch, deputy“