Campaigning in public for elections to the 11 municipal councils came to an end on Friday evening and candidates resorted to the personal touch mode to garner votes.
Many candidates were seen visiting voters at their houses to canvass for them while their supporters were also seen getting into the personal touch mode. Besides, advertisements in newspapers were also resorted to.
In an interesting development, the Catholic community in some wards of Margao used the group recitation of Rosary in the month of October to decide upon the candidate to be supported and through the Basic Christian Communities decided to vote en bloc for certain candidates.
11 municipal councils – Pernem, Mapusa, Mormugao, Margao, Cuncolim, Quepem, Sanguem, Canacona, Curchorem-Cacora, Bicholim and Valpoi are slated to go to polls on 31st October 2010.