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Municipal polls in Goa postponed for three months

The elections, which were scheduled for October 18 last year, were postponed by the SEC for three months due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published: 19th January 2021 10:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th January 2021 10:12 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

PANAJI: The Goa State Election Commission has again postponed the elections to the Panaji city corporation, 11 municipal councils and bypolls in various village panchayats for three months.

Earlier also, the elections, which were scheduled for October 18 last year, were postponed by the SEC for three months due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

In a release issued on Monday, the SEC said the elections to 11 municipal councils, Corporation of the City of Panaji, bypolls to wards of different village panchayats, and the election to the zilla panchayat constituency of Navelim (South Goa) are postponed for three months till April 2021, or the election date which may be determined by the commission.

The release did not mention any reason for postponement of the polls.

The coastal state has 12 municipal councils and a municipal corporation.

The term of 11 municipal councils in Goa ended on November 4, 2020, following which the Directorate of Municipal Administration appointed administrators for these bodies.



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