Panaji: Goa Speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Tuesday dismissed the disqualification petition filed by Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) against two of its former MLAs.
The petition was filed by MGP Leader Sudin Dhavalikar against former party MLAs – Manohar Ajgaonkar and Deepak Pauskar, who had switched to BJP in the year 2019.
Advocate Carlose Alvares Ferreira, representating the MGP, said that the Speaker has dismissed the petitions filed against both the MLAs.
He said that the Speaker has not specified any reason while delivering the verbal order. Ferreira said that the detailed order will follow.
“It is only after we go through the reason why petition is dismissed that we will be able to decide our future course of action,” Ferreira said.
He said that right now, it is premature to decide any course of action. “The Speaker only said that the petition is dismissed, nothing more he said,” Ferreira added.
Dhavalikar said that he is disappointed with the verbal order. “We were expecting that the Speaker would dismiss both the MLAs,” he added.