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Confusion in Salcete after SC interim stay

31 May 2017 06:11am IST
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31 May 2017 06:11am IST

The fate of six candidates in the fray in four wards in two panchayats in Salcete hangs in balance as uncertainty prevails over the Supreme Court order on reservation of wards.

The fate of six candidates in the fray in four wards in two panchayats in Salcete hangs in balance as uncertainty prevails over the Supreme Court order on reservation of wards.

In ward 10 of Nuvem panchayat that was initially reserved for OBC and subsequently turned into a general ward, four candidates are in the fray of which two have produced caste certificates. The OBC candidates are Patrick Fernandes and Felix Afonso, while Peter Fernandes and Bernardo Fernandes are the other two in fray who did not produce caste certificate and were contesting as general candidates.

Three wards of Betalbatim panchayat that were reserved for OBC were turned into general wards following the High Court order namely wards 5, 7 and 3 was reserved for Lady OBC.

Leticia Maria Miranda the only candidate to produce a caste certificate with her nominations for ward 3 of Betalbatim withdrew as the ward was no longer reserved leaving two candidates who filed their nominations as it was a general ward, the two being Jacinta Gomes and Maria Philomena Rathod.

In ward 5 Vincente Rosario Fernandes, who had produced a caste certificate, withdrew leaving two in the fray. They are Santana Fernandes who has produced a caste certificate and Rozer Afonso who did not produce a caste certificate.

In ward 7 Inacio Carvalho who produced the caste certificate is contesting against Jose Pereira who did not produce a caste certificate. Two candidates who had produced caste certificates withdrew from the contest namely Sulvia Pereira and Judas Rebello while two others who did not produce caste certificate namely Amy Fernandes and Domnick Cedric Fernandes withdrew.
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