Ticlo in trouble, Radharao to file disqualification petition

Adv Radharao Gracias on Saturday said that a disqualification petition would soon be filed against Aldona MLA Glenn Ticlo e Souza on the issue of citizenship.

He made a mention of his plan to file the disqualification petition against the Aldona MLA during his address at the inaugural function of the two-day Goa Sudharop international youth convention at the Ravindra Bhavan on Saturday.

“There is one disqualification petition filed against an MLA over his Portuguese citizenship. Within the next 15 days, I on behalf of a party will file a disqualification petition against the Alonda MLA on the issue of citizenship,” Radharao said.

Benaulim MLA Caitu Silva is facing a disqualification petition in the High Court filed by his arch political rival Valanka Alemao on grounds that he has got his birth registered in Portugual.

Caitu, however, has firmly denied the allegation, and has called for the dismissal of the petition on grounds that he has neither renounced his Indian citizenship nor any Indian authority has terminated his citizenship. [H]