24/03/2015 …. With Congress rebel and unattached St Cruz MLA Babush Monserrate extending his unconditional support to the BJP-led coalition to elect its chairperson to the North Goa zilla panchayat congress mla from cumbarjua constituency pandurang madkaikar has urged the need of independent mla’s to join hands in supporting a independent candidate for the north goa zilla panchayat chairperson post …
It may be noted that In North Goa, the BJP-led alliance, which includes MGP, wrested 12 out of 25 seats it contested, leaving them with the option to take support of an independent candidate to cough up a majority. BJP won 11 out of 23 seats, while MGP won one out of two. The alliance needs one more seat to get its chairperson elected.
Two of the Monserrate supported candidates Savanna Araujo (St Cruz) and Sydney Barreto (Taleigao) who emerged winners will support a BJP nominee for the North Goa ZP chairperson’s post.
Speaking to goanreporter st crua mla babush Monserrate said that keeping in mind the development of the two ZP constituencies his zp candidates would support the bjp led panel to elect the ZP chairperson in North Goa.”
Meanwhile cumbarjua mla pandurang madkaikar who also has two supported independent zp candidates stated that the mandate given by voters at the recent concluded zp elections was against the bjp party and since the majority was of independent zp candidates he felt that all the independents should get together and support an independent zp for the north goa zp chairperson post
Madkaikar also stated that babush should not give his support to the bjp led candidate for north goa zp chairperson post and would not mind to support babush candidate for the zp chairperson post if babush wanted to join the independent camp