|December 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm #4031|
The sarpanchas of the three village panchayats in Pernem taluka which went to the polls on December 9 were elected on Tuesday. In all three panchayats the sarpanch post was reserved for women while the post of deputy sarpanch is open.
Namisha Gawandi was elected as sarpanch in Halarane-Talarne village panchayat with Mahadev Malik as her deputy. Mohini Naik and Shamba Warang were elected as the sarpanch and the deputy sarpanch respectively for the Cansarvarnem village panchayat. In Chandel panchayat, panch members elected Shailaja Malik as their sarpanch and Nitesh Narulkar as deputy sarpanch. All three panchayats are controlled by the BJP party.
Although elections to 185 of the 189 village panchayats in Goa were held on May 16, polls were not held to these three panchayats as their terms had not ended.
Source/Reference: Times of India, “Sarpanchas of three Pernem VPs elected“