VASCO: A large number of heavyweights were rejected during the elections from seven panchayats in Mormugao Taluka.
While Outgoing Velsao Dy Sarpanch Sylvia DSouza lost from Veslsao, four-time Cansaulim Sarpanch and six-term panch Martha Saldanha, also known as an iron lady, lost the elections.
In a shocker, Former Dy Sarpanch and long-serving panch member Raymond Desa lost elections from Cortalim Panchayat, and outgoing Quelosssim Dy Sarpanch Sebastian Serrao also faced defeat.
Sarita Pereira, wife of outgoing Chicalim Sarpanch Seby Pereira, lost elections from Chicalim panchayat, and Former Bogmalo Sarpanch and six-time panch member Laxman Kavlekar lost elections from Bogmalo panchayat. Meanwhile, in a significant shocker longest serving Sarpanch Ramakant Borker also lost elections for Sancoale Panchayat.