Canacona: April may be unceremoniously celebrated all over the world as Fools day, but here in Canacona elections will be held to elect chairperson and his deputy for the newly elected Canacona Municipal Council (CMC), on the same day in the beginning all the twelve new councillors will be administered oath of office.
Sources informed that the presiding officer for holding the election to elect chairperson and deputy chairperson for CMC is Quepem Deputy Collector Nilesh Dhaimodkar and the elections will be held at 11.00am on 1st April and the last day to accept nomination forms is 31st March.
According to reliable sources, Simon Rebello councillor of ward X (Palolem-1) and Amita Pagi councillor of ward V (Kindlem) are the front runners to be the first and second citizens of CMC.
Though it was said that all of the 12 councillors declared elected on 21st March are from BJP panel, only nine councillors have backed Rebello and Pagi for the top posts.
It is learnt that three corporators have decided to detach themselves from the ruling panel.
When this correspondent tried to contact the councillors owing allegiance to the newly formed panel the phones were not answered.