PANAJI: Taleigao MLA Jennifer Monserratte today has rubbished the rumours that there is a proposal to merge Taleigao Panchayat with the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP).
“This is to assure the people of Taleigao that there is no such proposal of merging the Taleigao Panchayat with the Corporation of City of Panjim (CCP),” said MLA Jennifer
CCP currently consists of 30 wards of which 21 are part of Panjim constituency, while nine fall in Taleigao constituency. The proposal was to increase the number of wards to 50 – that is 30 in Panjim and 20 in Taleigao.
Almost two decades ago in 2002, a similar move was proposed by then Panjim MLA late Manohar Parrikar, who faced strong opposition from then Taleigao MLA Atanasio Monserrate.
Atanasio Monserrate joining BJP in 2019, less than two months after being elected as MLA, gave a major twist to the political dynamics within the CCP.
Monseratte said that there is no proposal to bring panchayat in CCP.
“This is not the time. The process for CCP election has already started so issue is being simply created out of nothing,” he said.
He said he knows pulse of teh people of Taleigao and does not care about detractors.