|April 26, 2016 at 10:28 am #6429|
Luis Quadros has been elected as the sarpanch of village panchayat of Raia in an election held on Monday at the panchayat premises. Quadros secured six votes whereas his rival got five in the eleven member Raia panchayat. The BDO official, Allauddin Manniyar was the presiding officer for the election.
Quadros, the fourth sarpanch of the village panchayat of Raia, said that his priority would be to complete the village road with the help of government funds. “My priority will be to improve the village roads and resolve the issue of garbage. I would meet MMC officials and ask them whether they would accept Raia village waste since the site at Sonsoddo is at the border of Raia- Margao,’’ he said after the election.
The post of sarpanch fell vacant after the former sarpanch Isidore Rodrigues resigned on February 17. The election of a new sarpanch was scheduled on April 2, however it could not happen. The said election was held on Monday. The other three sarpanchas who served the village in the current term of five years include Rumaldo Gonsalves, Xavier Fernandes and Isidore Rodrigues.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Quadros elected sarpanch of Raia VP“