Former Tourism Minister Micky Pacheco on Friday re-mooted his disqualification petition against PWD Minister Churchill Alemao and Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco under anti-defection law.
Pacheco, in an application moved before the Speaker of Legislative Assembly stated that the recent notification by Election Commission of India has clarified that Save Goa Front, a party which both the legislators claim to have merged with the Congress, still exists.
On 1st April 2011, Joint Electoral Officer of Goa had clearly notified that Save Goa Front as a recognized party having aeroplane as its reserved symbol.
Pacheco demanded that Alemao and Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, both of whom had joined congress party in the year 2008, be disqualified under tenth schedule of the Constitution of India.
“Despite the claim of the respondents that the Save Goa Front had merged with the Indian National Congress, the Save Goa Front was very much alive, and continued to be a recognized political party,” Pacheco said in his letter to the speaker.
He also demanded that `pending hearing and final disposal of the petition, Speaker may restrain the respondents from participating or voting in the Goa legislative assembly.