BICHOLIM: Bicholim municipal council today polled 87.96% votes with 5588 male while 5822 female voted for the 14 member municipality.
Today when the voting began there was less response but later voting gained momentum as many were seen outside the booth. In some wards voters were seen in large number outside the booth.
Following is the ward wise voting 261 (w- I); 722 (W-2); 846 (W- 3); 612 (W-4); 808 (W-5); 730 (W-6); 681 (W-7); 1016 (W8); 881 (W-9); 984 (W-10); 903 (W-11); 720 (W-12); 918 (W-13); 966 (W-14).
The speaker and Bicholim MLA, Rajesh Patnekar voted in the evening and speaking to reporters expressed happiness that people have come out to vote
Former Bicholim MLA, Naresh Sawal told that there is friendly environment in Bicholim and expressed confidence of victory.
Overall election process went on peacefully and posses of police was also stationed outside the booth to avoid any untoward incident.
The by-election for the ward number IX of Sanquelim Municipal council (SMC) was held today where 512 voters including 243 males and 269 females exercised their franchise.
Total percentage of voting was 87.67%.
It may be recalled that the post for the ward number IX councilor had fallen vacant after the sudden demise of former councilor and deputy chairperson Damodar Ghadi.
Due to this development the opposition group had demanded an election for this ward to fill up the 13th post.
Election was held under the guidance of deputy collector Deepak Vaigankar as the presiding officer. He was assisted by SMC chief officer Pravinjay Pandit.