Bhubaneswar, Feb 6:
The State BJP on Thursday drew the attention of the Election Observer and the Director General of Police (DGP) to the missing party MLA Manoj Pradhan and take urgent steps to trace him.
In a complaint, leader of the BJP legislature party Jayanarayan Mishra said that there is no trace of Pradhan, the MLA from G Udaygiri constituency, since 11.30 am today.
“We suspect that Pradhan has either been abducted or is being kept at a hidden place by the ruling BJD in view of the Rajya Sabha polls scheduled on Friday”, Mishra said.
The sudden disappearance of Pradhan has raised the spectre of horse trading, which marred the Rajya Sabha elections in 2010 too.