Goa govt to seek legal opinion on panchayat polls
One-liner: The Goa govt will seek legal opinion from the advocate general on holding panchayat polls in light of a recent judgment of the SC related to the OBC quota.
Keen on elections: State panchayat minister Mauvin Godinho has said the tenure of these panchayats culminates on June 19 and the state is keen to hold elections soon.
Triple test: On May 10, the SC had held that no reservation for Other Backward Classes can be provisioned until the triple test formality.
Legal opinion: The dates for the panchayat polls will be declared only after the legal opinion is taken from state advocate general Devidas Pangam.
To be identified: The SC order of May 10 says all seats reserved for OBCs will have to be identified by the state OBC commission, minister Godinho said.
Tenure: He added an administrator can be appointed in case the tenure of a panchayat expires, but even in that case polls must be held within six months of the appointment.