The Bi-Election for the Zilla Panchayat in Calangute Constituency will be held on 20th of this month. This is necessitated due to the emptying of this Seat by the previous man who contested the recently concluded election for Calangute Panchayat. Calangute Constituency for this election consists of the villages of Calangute, Candolim, Arpora & Nagoa. This time for this election in Calangute Constituency Congress for the first time is officially fielding its candidate, Mr. Joy Fernandes from Candolim, Orda.
Mr. Joy Fernandes is a young and energetic educated man involved in many activities in his locality as well as beyond. Currently he is the Block President of Congress Party. He is an executive body member of Mandd Sobhan, Mangalore – a Konkani Cultural Organisation headed by Eric Ozario and Jagotik Konkani Sanghatan –a global association. Currently he is engaged by Times of India to promote its Cultural activities, namely Tiatros. Besides, he was the former Cultural organizer of Directorate of Art and Culture. He is also active in promoting Cultural, Social and Sporting activities.
Since, he is having vast experience in promoting his talents in different fields and being an upright man without any pride and arrogance normally associated with our elected representatives, I feel his chances to get elected are very bright. As a representative of the Secular Congress Party, voters should have more confidence in him that he will follow the secular ways which are required now more than any other time when our local leaders are indulging in communal lines. Being a sincere and upright man, he will not indulge in buying votes as it happened recently with all those shameless crooks who got elected thru their money power. He is the loyal Congressman since last quarter of a century and like a dirty “SILLO” not changing the colours of his party the way our local corrupt politicians are doing. It is a time for us to elect an upright man and this upright man is none other than Joy Fernandes who is strongly supported as disclosed by Joy Fernandes, by both the local Congress leaders Joseph Sequeira from Calangute and Agnelo fernandes from Candolim besides innumerable voters.
Once he gets elected, he got lot of ideas to help the youth from his constituency especially in the matter of employment, also to help the Senior Citizens and Health Care.