PANAJI: Known for party hopping, the most controversial ex Minister Francisco ‘Mickey’ Pacheco today joined Congress party in New Delhi.
With nearly of dozen of criminal cases against him, Pacheco is looking forward for contesting 2022 elections on Congress ticket from South Goa constituency.
Pacheco joined the Congress in New Delhi in presence of Goa Desk Incharge Dinesh Gundu Rao.
He was minister in Manohar Parrikar led cabinet in 2012-15, before he resigned after being convicted for assaulting a government servant
He had contested election in 2012 as on Goa Vikas Party, the party floated by him. Miccky has as many as 10 criminal cases pending against him.
Pacheco first became MLA in 2002 after defeating his mentor and Congress veteran Churchill Alemao.
Known for party hopping, he has been associated with the United Goans Democratic Party, the NCP and even with the BJP for two days. In 2012, he founded the GVP.