Bhubaneswar: Khordha police is on the lookout for BJD MLA Prashant Jagadev, who was suspended by party Supremo Naveen Patnaik following reports of his alleged ‘hooliganism’ two days ago.
The cops conducted a raid on his residence in the state capital this morning. However, he is yet to be traced.
On September 8, Jagdev allegedly abused and slapped BJP’s Balugaon Nagar Circle President Niranjan Sethi in full public glare. He had also snatched mobile phone of a journalist present on the spot. Following the incident, the BJP leader lodged a police complaint while another complaint was filed against him by the journalist at Balugaon Police Station.
Few hours after, BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik suspended Jagdev, MLA from Chilika Assembly Constituency, with immediate effect. However, no reason was cited for his suspension. The party chief also removed Jagdev from the post of Chairperson of Khordha District Planning Committee.
Earlier yesterday, Opposition members raised the issue in state Assembly disrupting the proceedings and demanded immediate arrest of Jagdev.