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Delimitation of Goa municipal wards to be done by SEC:Parrikar

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The will hand over its power to delimit and reserve wards in municipal and areas to the State Commission (SEC), Chief Minister told the Legislative Assembly today.

He said necessary amendments will be made in legislations to enable the SEC to delimit or reserve wards.

"We will make necessary amendment to the related Acts (legislations) to hand over the responsibility of delimitation and reservation of and Municipality wards to the SEC," Parrikar told the House.

He said the SEC will have to complete the work of reservation and delimitation, a year prior to elections.

Parrikar was responding to an apprehension raised by the Opposition leaders over "illogical reservation and delimitation of wards in municipalities and panchayats".

Referring to elections held in June this year, Churchill Alemao said, "Ahead of those elections, people went to the High and even secured the stay. To avoid such kind of confusions, the SEC should be made in charge of the process and not the state government".

The elections for 180-odd panchayat bodies were held on June 11 and results were announced on June 13.

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First Published: Mon, August 07 2017. 19:42 IST