|March 4, 2016 at 10:18 am #6206|
The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed Mormugao BDO to convene a special meeting of the Chicalim village panchayat on March 8 in order to open the sealed ballot box.
Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, Mormugao BDO Uday Prabhudessai disclosed that the High Court on Wednesday directed him to convene a special meeting of the Chicalim panchayat in order to open the sealed ballot box which contains the secret ballots of the no-confidence motion which was held against the sarpanch Marie Mascarenhas.
“The special meeting will be convened on March 8, while the petition pertaining to Mascarenhas is likely to be heard by the High Court only on March 9,” stated Prabhudessai. It may be recalled that Chicalim panchayat sarpanch Mascarenhas had filed a writ petition in the High Court with regard to the no-confidence motion filed against her by six members. The motion was held through secret ballot and the same has been sealed by the Mormugao BDO.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “HC directs BDO to convene special meet of Chicalim VP to open sealed ballot box“