Surendra Furtado was elected Panaji mayor for a third term on Wednesday, while Lata Parekh was elected the deputy mayor.


Surendra Furtado defeated BJP backed CCP councillor Rupesh Halarnkar by 17 to 13 votes in the 30 member Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) Council. Lata Parekh was elected unopposed for the deputy mayors post. This will be Furtado’s third tenure as Mayor after serving as Mayor in 2016- 2017 & 2013-14.