MARGAO: Edwin Cardozo (Cipru), supported by Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao, registered hat-trick in Navelim Zilla Panchayat.
Edwin contested as independent and won the election with margin of 372 votes defeating Congress strong women Partima Cuthinho.
Edwin Cardozo (ind) pocketed 2895 while Pratima Coutinho (Congress) 2523 votes, AAP’s Matilda D’Ssilva (AAP) 2428 and Sattyvijay Naik (BJP) 994.
Edwin thanked his voter and Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao after victory.
He said he was confident of wining the seat again as he had taken up many development in his constituency.
“Churchill Alemao also helped me a lot,” Edwin added.
On the other hand, Pratima Coutinho held Navelim MLA Luizinho Falero responsible for her defeat.
Pratima said “Luizinho the sitting MLA of Navelim didn’t work for me if he would have worked the result would have been different”.
People went in confusion mode as Luzinho didn’t come for door to door campaign, she said.
She will report this to party high command regarding Luizinho.