Sarzora sarpanch faces no-trust motion
The Sarzora sarpanch, Ms Sabita Mascarenhas, is the first sarpanch during this term in the Salcete taluka to face the no confidence motion brought against her by the three panchas.
The hearing of the no confidence motion submitted to the Salcete Block Development Officer (BDO) will held be on Monday at 11. 30 am at panchayat premises.
"The reasons put by these panchayat members are absurd,’’ Ms Mascarenhas alleged.
"They mentioned that I have not carried out the development works in the village. Even though in the shortest time one cannot do much development in the village I have attempted to do it and that the files in this regard were forwarded to the various departments for consideration, which no one can deny,’’ she explained while speaking to this daily.
"Soon after the panchayat elections, monsoon approached and when actual works are to be started, the allegations have been made,’’ she said.
She further said that since she took over, files were moved for jogging park, children’s park, sign board installation in the villages besides speeding up the process of land acquisition for the panchayat ghar of which the foundation stone is likely to be laid on October 28.
It may be recalled that three panchayat members Mr Jacinto Fernandes, Ms Lourdina Menezes, and Ms Edwina Fernandes signed the no confidence motion.
The Salcete BDO, Mr Uday Prabhudesai confirmed that the no confidence motion has been submitted to his office. [NT]