MARGAO: Babita Angle of Fatorda Forward and Dorris Texeira of Model Margao were elected unopposed as chairperson and vice chairperson of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) on Wednesday.
MARGAO: Babita Angle of Fatorda Forward and Dorris Texeira of Model Margao were elected unopposed as chairperson and vice chairperson of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) on Wednesday. They, along with the other councillors, will take the oath at the Lohia Maidan on Thursday.
Texeira and Angle filed their candidature early morning and later had a meeting in the councillors chamber to decide on their election to the posts. Both were elected unopposed by 19 councillors.
Four file nominations for MMC top posts
VASCO: Four newly elected councillors have filed their nominations for the posts of chairperson and vice chairperson of the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC). The elections will be held on Thursday.
Deepak Naik, backed by Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida, and Bhavana Nanoskar of the Vasco Development Front (VDF) will contest for the chairperson's post, while Shashikant Parab, backed by Mormugao MLA Milind Naik, will take on VDF's Murari Bandekar for the vice chairperson's post.Naik and Parab are expected to emerge victorious as the BJP has the support of over 18 councillors, while the VDF has only five councillors.
BMC chief, deputy elected unopposed
BICHOLIM: Satish Gaonkar and Ajit Birje were elected unopposed as the chairperson and vice chairperson of the Bicholim Municipal Council (BMC) respectively on Wednesday.
Incidentally, Gaonkar had been declared the chairman by the BJP-backed Dicholi Vikas Samiti soon after the municipal election results. There were speculations that an election would be held for the post of deputy chairman, but the rumors were scotched when only Birje filed his nomination. The formal declaration of the posts and oath-taking ceremony will be held on Thursday at 11 am in the BMC hall.
Four nominations for posts of CMC chaiperson, deputy
MARGAO: Four nominations for the posts of chairperson and vice chairperson of the Canacona Municipal Council (CMC) were received by QMC Chief Officer Chandrakant Shetkar on Wednesday. The election for both posts will be held on Thursday at 11 am.
Shetkar informed that nominations were received from BJP's Nitu Desai and Prathana Gaonkar, backed by ex-MLA Vijai Pai Khot, for the chairperson's post, and BJP's Dayanand Pagui and Khot's S Dhuri for the vice chairperson's post.
Director of Municipal Administration Elvis Gomes said that in the event of a tie, the chairperson's post, which is reserved for women, will be decided by the presiding officers through lots. The same procedure will be employed for the vice chairpersons's post.
Four nominations for Cuncolim top posts
CUNCOLIM: Lavita Mascarenhas and Kiran Naik filed their nominations for the post of chairperson, while Mario Morais and Videsh Dessai filed their nominations for the post of vice-chairperson of the Cuncolim Municipal Council (CMC) on Wednesday.
The BJP, which is supporting Kiran and Videsh, is confident about forming the ruling panel, while ex-Minister Joaquim Alemao, who is supporting Lavita and Mario, has reiterated that his councillors are united and will not succumb to pressure from the BJP.
The election for both posts will held on Thursday at 11 am at the CMC hall. Salcete Deputy Collector Ajit Panchawadkar will be the returning officer.