Mickky resigns as MLA, quits NCP

PTI, PANAJI | 30 December 2011 18:57 IST

Mickky submitting resignation to Speaker Pratapsing Rane

Goa's former Tourism Minister and controversial NCP leader Fransisco 'Miccky' Pacheco on Friday resigned as a member of the Legislative Assembly, two months ahead of the State elections.

Pacheco, who represents Benaulim constituency, submitted his resignation to Assembly Speaker Pratapsingh Rane, said he will also quit NCP and join a regional outfit. 

The former Minister is the third MLA to resign. Two BJP legislators, Rajesh Patnekar and Dayanand Sopte - had quit last month and joined the Congress, which is heading the coalition Government in the coastal state. 

The resignations have brought down the strength of 40- member House to 37. NCP, which is part of the ruling combine, has two MLAs now. 

Pacheco told reporters he has decided to join Goa Vikas Party (GVP), a regional outfit headed by his wife Viola. 

GVP had become defunct but it has been rejuvenated ahead of the Assembly elections on March 3. 

The legislator had to lose his Ministerial berth after his name cropped up in a criminal case last year. He was accused by the police of abetting the alleged suicide of Nadia Torraddo, his close friend. 

Pacheco was also investigated by the CBI for alleged money laundering offence. 

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So the Goa Vikas Party must be a SIMPLE PARTY,too. I am sure Goa`s chief clown,Churchill Alemao,will call this New Political Party as "SAMPLE PARTY".Every time Churchill Alemao is confronted with the truth or exposed for any alleged criminality,he addresses the accusers of being "SAMPLES". Libyas Col. Gadaffi called Libyans "RATS".Churchill called Goans "SQUEALING PIGS". Perhaps Churchill will not have to wait long from now, before we Goans show him what a real SAMPLE he really is.Most Goans are struggling to understand how Churchill , with limited education,and on the Salary of an MLA, has amassed such huge wealth.

- N.Fernandes, London | 31 st December 2011 13:36


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