Cuncolim: A motion of confidence has been tabled against Cuncolim Municipal Council Chairperson Polita Carneiro, by Deputy Chairperson Shashank Desai, former chairperson Lavita Mascarenhas, councillors Uddesh Gaonkar, Ashok Fadte, Videshi Dessai, Angela Paiginkar and Kiran Naik.
The signatories have listed a number of charges against the CP Polita Carneiro for moving the motion, which include that the chairperson is acting as an autocrat; not taking other councilors into confidence and failure to carry out development works in Cuncolim.
The signatories alleged that Carneiro and another councilor who is acting as her mentor were responsible for issuing an NOC for fish plant. As for allegation that the chairperson has not taken up development of the town, it learnt that Carneiro and local MLA were not in good terms which was hampered development.
Sources also disclosed that the opposition councilors would either elect Kiran Naik or Angelo Paiginkar as the next chairperson. [H]