Following the ouster of Tejas Shetkar from the post of sarpanch of Bethoda panchayat, Durgaprasad Vaidya was elected unopposed as the new sarpanch on Tuesday.
Tejas Shetkar was ousted through a vote on the no-confidence motion last month. On Tuesday, an election was held to elect the new sarpanch and with no other candidate filing nomination for the post, Durgaprasad Vaidya was declared elected unopposed as the sarpanch.
The election was held in the presence of BDO official Nilesh Naik and panchayat secretary Sanjay Naik. All eleven panch members of the panchayat were present.
Eight panch members who had voted for the ouster of Tejas Shetkar included deputy sarpanch Jaanvi Gaonkar, Durgaprasad Vaidya, Sushant Gaonkar, Guru Salelkar, Ujwala Gaude, Vishant Gaonkar, Anupa Naik and Vikas Prabhu.