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Ruling Mormugao councillors move no-trust motion against chairperson

VASCO: Instability has struck Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) with thirteen councillors of the ruling group moving a notice of no-confidence motion against chairperson Bhavana Nanoskar in just two months of her being elected to the post.  The move comes following a meeting of MMC on Monday.

The 13 signatories to the no-confidence motion include Leo Rodrigues, Murari Bandekar, Dhanpal Swami, Sandesh Mesta, deputy chairperson Shashikant Parab, Krishna Salkar, Saifullah Khan, Rochana Borkar, Sarita Palkar, Lavina D’Souza, Kritesh Gaonkar, Damodar Kaskar and Pascoal D’Souza.

The notice, submitted to the director of municipal administration, states that the MMC chairperson Nanoskar failed to take them into confidence in the matters pertaining to the administration of the council.

The ruling councillors have also alleged that the chairperson is unaware of rules and regulations. They have requested the DMA to convene a special meeting of the councillors at the earliest to discuss and decide upon the no-confidence motion.

Councillor Gaonkar, speaking to media, said that “the councillors should protect the interest of the people, rather than support or back illegal activities.”

When contacted chairperson Nanoskar for her comments on the charges levelled against her, she said that “I have occupied the chair for some two months only and how could I be doing illegalities.”

Meanwhile, former MMC chairperson Deepak Naik complimented Murgao Hindu Samaj president Narayan Bandekar for his all out support in initiating steps to curb menace of stray cattle in Vasco town. “Bandekar has decided to allocate land for stray cattle, which is a welcome step. It will help in freeing roads of the stray cattle,” Naik stated.

He also welcomed a proposal by Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida to set up pumping station for sewage which would resolve the issue of sewage overflow.

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