|December 11, 2012 at 2:07 am #4010|
Sunday was a day on which 3 village panchayats (VPs) in Pernem went to the polls.
It was also a day on which the Communidade elections across the state got off to a start and will continue for another one and a half month with elections to be held every Sunday.
Heavy voting turnout was witnessed at the three village panchayats in Pernem Taluka which went for polls on Sunday.
The elections were held peacefully at the 9 booths across the three villages of Chandel, Halarane-Talarne-Kutwal-Tormas and Kasarvarne.
Highest voting percentage of 91.60 was reported at Halarane-Talarne-Kutwal-Tormas village panchayat, 91.24 voting percentage at the Kasarvarane panchayat and 90.51 percent at Chandel village panchayat.
Altogether 47 candidates are in the fray in 15 wards of the three panchayats.
Pernem mamlatdar and the returning officer, Mr Satish Dessai said that “the counting will began at 8 a.m. on Monday and the results will be out within 2 hours.”
Although elections to 185 of the 189 village panchayats in Goa were held on May 16, polls were not held for these three of panchayats as their terms had not ended.
Meanwhile the ball was set rolling for the Communidade elections that began on Sunday in Goa.
In North Goa, there are 74 communidades, out of which 10 are insolvent as a result of which only 65 Communidades will go to polls. 10 communidades including Advalpal, Marna, Arvalem, Canca, Colvale, Pale, Paliem, Pirna, Naroa and Sarvan went to polls on Sunday.
North Zone Administrator of Communidades Ms Irene Sequeira when contacted said that elections were held peacefully today and all communidades went to polls.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Elections in 3 Pernem VPs pass off peacefully“