GOA: Despite two members of the BJP-backed Ponda Nagrik Samiti being absent during the voting on the motion of no-confidence against Ponda Municipal Council’s (PMC) deputy chairperson Amina Naik, the panel managed to wrest back the post from MGP’s Rising Ponda group.
Amina was ousted by an 8-4 margin on Tuesday, within 19 days as deputy chairperson of the 15-member Ponda civic body. The voting was held by show of hands. Venkatesh Naik and Chandrakala Naik of the Ponda Nagrik Samiti and Rising Ponda’s Pradeep Naik were absent during the voting.
It may be recalled that the BJP panel had won only five seats in the municipal polls held in 2018. However, the panel managed to increase its to 10, after Ponda MLA’s son Ritesh Naik, William Aguiar and Anand of the Congress, and MGP’s Yatish Sawkar and Virendra Dhavalikar joined the Ponda Nagrik Samiti.
The News24 Goa