VASCO: The elections for the post of Sarpanch and Dy Sarpanch were held across 9 panchayats in Mormugao taluka on Monday morning.
While Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho-backed panel swept the Panchayats of Chicalim and Bogmalo in Dabolim Constituency, the Goencho Ekvott group managed to win Veslao panchayat by a slender margin of 4-3.
Former Sarpanch Girish Pillai, however, managed to retain control of the 11-member Sancoale Panchayat.
In Bogmalo panchayat, Both Sarpanch Sankalp Mahale and Dy Sarpanch Lorena Da Cunha were elected unopposed.
Sarpanch Sankalp Mahale speaking to reporters, said that all panch members would work unitedly for the development of the village with the support of Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho. Godinho panel also took charge of the 11-member Chicalim Panchayat, where Kamla Prasad Yadav was elected as Sarpanch, and Aishwarya Korgaonkar was elected as Deputy Sarpanch.
In Sancoale Panchayat, Rohini Toraskar was elected as Sarpanch of Sancoale Panchayat, while Girish Pillai was elected as Dy Sarpanch of the Sancoale Panchayat.
Quelosssim panchayat saw the victory of the panel against the Controversial Mini India Park project, and Francisco Xavier Figueredo was elected as Sarpanch and Swoosie Mazel Desouza elected as Dy Sarpanch of Quelosssim panchayat. Opposition panch and Bio-Diversity board chairman Lopinho Xavier later said that the panchayat will work for the development of the village and unitedly continue to oppose the Mini India Park project planned in the village.
Double tracking issue took centre stage in Velsao, and Goencho Ekvott managed to form the panel with a slender margin of 4- 3, Maria Diana Gouveia was elected as Sarpanch, and Kishan Sankolkar was elected as Dy Sarpanch of Velsao Panchayat.
In Cortalim Panchayat, giant killer Senia Pereira was elected as Sarpanch, and a fresh face Divya Raikar was elected as Dy Sarpanch, and the panel has vowed to take up various issues, including the Cortalim market complex project. Xavier Pereira was elected as Sarpanch and Arlinda Almeida elected as Dy Sarpanch of Cansaulim panchayat.