|April 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm #5290|
Sarpanch of Chicalim village panchayat Veronica D’Souza along with six colleagues in the ruling group has extended her support to the Congress’ South Goa Lok Sabha candidate Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco.
Recently, at two separate press conferences, the ruling group of the panchayat had backed Dabolim MLA Mauvin Godinho who had decided not to campaign for Reginaldo.
This group includes deputy sarpanch Hemant Fadte, Anacleto D’Souza, former sarpanch Marie Mascarenhas, former deputy sarpanch Francisco Nunes, panch members Anita Vaz and Ruby Rodrigues besides the sarpanch Veronica.
When contacted, the sarpanch said that the panch members of the Chicalim panchayat have taken an individual decision to support the Congress candidate “being sincere workers of the party.”
“Although majority of the panch members are with the MLA Godinho, however each one has a right to freedom and elect a candidate of his/her choice,” she said.
She further said that they (all seven of them) are loyal workers of the Congress party and therefore decided to extend support to the party candidate.
However, she maintained that all the panchayat members are grateful to the Dabolim MLA Godinho for his help in bringing about development in Chicalim.
Source/Reference: Navhind Times, “Ruling group of Chicalim VP supports Reginaldo“