Eight of the 11 municipal councils that went to polls will have their chairperson and vice-chairperson elected unopposed while elections to these posts will be held at Mapusa, Pernem and Curchorem-Cacora.
At Mapusa Sudhir Kandolkar and Vijeta Naik have filed their nominations for the post of chairperson and vice-chairperson respectively as candidates backed by the BJP supported panel.
Contesting against them are Subhash Kalangutkar for chairperson and Deepak Mahadeshri for vice-chairperson as candidates of the Congress backed Mapusa Nagrik Samiti.
At Pernem former Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party member Vassudev Deshprabhu is vying for the post of the chairperson with Upendra Deshprabhu of the Congress.
The position at Curchorem-Cacora is not yet very clear.
At the other councils the chairperson and vice-chairperson will be elected unopposed, they are as follows:
Margao: Sushila Naik as chairperson for 18 months and Gonzaco Rebello as vice chairperson for 18 months.
Sanguem: Sanjay Raikar as chairperson for three years and Analina Fernandes as vice-chairperson for one year.
Cuncolim: Devendra Dessai as chairperson and Landry Mascarenhas as vice-chairperson for 18 months after which Landry will take over as chairperson.
Cancona: Ratnakar Dhuri as chairperson for only six months and will be followed by Ramakant Naikgaunkar while Sandesh Gaonkar will be the vice-chairperson for 18 months.
Quepem: Manuel Colaco as chairperson and Dayesh Naik as vice-chairperson. Incidentally Manuel Colaco is making a comeback as the chairperson of Quepem Municipal Council after this post was reserved for a woman during the last term. Incidentally this will be the sixth time that Manuel is being inducted as chairperson of Quepem Municipal Council while for Dayesh it is the second time as vice-chairperson.
Bicholim: Anisha Vernekar as chairperson and Shashikant Naik as vice-chairperson.
Mormugao: Suchita alias Manda Shirodkar as chairperson and Manesh Arolkar as vice-chairperson. Both are candidates of the People’s Panel that was formed immediately after the election results in a bid to prevent Revenue Minister Jose Philip D’Souza from installing his wife as the Chairperson. Incidentally Suchita was dismissed from her job as an anganwadi worker by the government a few hours after the municipal election results were declared.
Valpoi: Umesh Gulelkar as chairperson and Famida Khan as vice-chairperson