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]