|December 16, 2015 at 12:31 pm #6074|
The Chicalim and Sancoale panchayats elected a new panch each to their wards in byelections after the posts in each of the panchayat wards were lying vacant due to resignations.
In Chicalim, panch Anacleto D’Souza had resigned from ward no. 1. In the byelection held on Sunday, three candidates contested from this ward. Rahul D’Costa, who was fielded by Dabolim MLA Mauvin Godhino, polled 182 votes and was declared the winner. His opponents, Deepak Pednekar polled 118 votes, while Emanuel Pereira secured 95 votes. The counting of votes was held on Monday.
The post of panch of ward no. 4 of Sancoale panchayat was vacant after Casandra Almeida tendered her resignation. Two candidates contested in the byelection. Martha Saldanha got the mandate by polling 310 votes, while her opponent Angela Pereira secured 125 votes.
Source/Reference: Times of India, “New panchas for Chicalim, Sancoale panchayats“