Drama prevailed outside the panchayat ahead of the no-confidence motion against Siridao-Palem Sarpanch Jagdish Gauns on Friday, after Agassaim police did not allow the panchayat secretary to open the office following a complaint of attempted burglary.
A large number of villagers then gathered outside the panchayat and in the ensuing ruckus, the police were forced to allow the no-confidence motion to be conducted outside the panchayat office and in the open, leading to the ouster of Gauns by 4-0 votes.
Meanwhile, the controversial events preceding the no-confidence motion against the Siridao-Palem sarpanch reverberated in the State Legislative Assembly on Friday with the Opposition labelling the deplorable incidents as total collapse of law and order.
Raising the issue just before the Question Hour, Fatorda MLA, Vijai Sardessai informed the House that police had locked the Siridao-Palem panchayat office raising uncertainty over the meeting to discuss the no-trust motion.
This is goonda-police joint venture. There is complete collapse of law and order,” Sardessai thundered.